The disruptive Major Ballard, head of a troop of Indian Sepoys, arrives at the hospital, desperate to return to the fighting. Establishing that, like himself, Matron has lived in India, he ... See full summary »

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Sister Joan Livesey
Daniel Betts ...
Jaco Tillens
Abigail Eames ...
Mathilde Tillens
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Matron Grace Carter
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Maj Jocelyn Ballard
Jack Gordon ...
Cpl Peter Foley
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Pte Benny Gorman
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Lt Col Roland Brett
Marianne Oldham ...
Rosalie Berwick
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Flora Marshall
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Kitty Trevelyan
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Capt Miles Hesketh-Thorne
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Capt Thomas Gillan
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QMS Reggie Soper
Stephan Luca ...
Anton Erhlich
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The disruptive Major Ballard, head of a troop of Indian Sepoys, arrives at the hospital, desperate to return to the fighting. Establishing that, like himself, Matron has lived in India, he asks for her personal attention but she discovers that he is going blind. As a career soldier he is angry at the thought of being invalided back home and Matron has to stop him fighting a potentially suicidal duel. After he has gone she pulls out a photo of an Indian man. Jaco, who has been trying to locate Joan's lover Anton, is attacked and, when Kitty tends to his wounds, he mistakes her for Joan, inadvertently revealing her secret. Whilst the volunteers are staging a concert for the patients Joan slips out to meet Anton, who has escaped from a POW train but she is followed by Sergeant Soper, who confronts her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Rosalie practises a piece of music on the piano: "Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka" by Arvo Pärt. However it was not written until 1977 - about 60 years after the year when this drama is set. See more »

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Keep the Home Fires Burning
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Music by Ivor Novello
Words by Lena Guilbert Ford
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