A series of four films from the Great War to the General Strike.
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Black Jack (1979)
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A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

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 Ben Matthews 4 episodes, 1975
Pamela Brighton ...
 Sarah Hargreaves 3 episodes, 1975
Nikolas Simmonds ...
 Philip Hargreaves 3 episodes, 1975
Gary Roberts ...
 Joel Barnett 2 episodes, 1975
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 Billy Shepherd / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Melvin Thomas ...
 Ernest Bevin 2 episodes, 1975
Hughie Turner ...
 Tom Crisp 2 episodes, 1975
Peter Kerrigan ...
 Communist Party Member / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Sarah Paget ...
 Sarah's Child 2 episodes, 1975
Ned Cohen ...
 Sarah's Child 2 episodes, 1975
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A series of four films from the Great War to the General Strike.

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The most moving TV miniseries I have seen
8 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have searched high and low in video stores for this. I think it is the most memorable TV drama I have seen, even though it is now almost 30 years since I saw it. I kept waiting for replays. I was gratified to read a couple of years ago that Phillip Adams, a prominent Australian commentator on movies and everything else (and heavily involved in Oz film and advertising) placed this #1 on his list of TV shows. You want reasons? All I remember now is the emotional power, the deep sense of injustice, the face of the CO given white feathers in England, later in France taken out to be wired to a post in No Man's Land. Why is this not shown again? Or did the BBC destroy the tapes, like they did with most of 'Not only, but also'?


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