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How Many Miles to Babylon? 

Wealthy Alexander Moore and working-class Jerry Crowe are childhood friends and in 1914 find themselves in the same Army unit - Alex as an officer and Jerry as a private. They still remain ... See full summary »

Director:

Moira Armstrong

Writers:

Jennifer Johnston (book), Derek Mahon
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Day-Lewis ... Alex
Christopher Fairbank ... Jerry
Siân Phillips ... Mrs. Alicia Moore
Alan MacNaughtan ... Mr. Frederick Moore
Barry Foster ... Major Glendinning
David Gwillim ... Bennett
Patrick Hannaway Patrick Hannaway ... Sergeant Barry
Kevin Moore ... Corporal O'Keefe
Frank Williams ... Angry Major
Philip Fox Philip Fox ... Padre
Claude Le Saché Claude Le Saché ... French Cafe Proprietor
Ray Callaghan Ray Callaghan ... Cave
Oscar O'Lochlainn Oscar O'Lochlainn ... Alex as a Boy
David O'Connor David O'Connor ... Jerry as a Boy
Peter Donovan Peter Donovan ... Soldier
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Storyline

Wealthy Alexander Moore and working-class Jerry Crowe are childhood friends and in 1914 find themselves in the same Army unit - Alex as an officer and Jerry as a private. They still remain close, however, until Jerry is court-martialed for desertion, and Alex is put in charge of the firing squad. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1982 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was originally announced as a major theatrical release in 1976 with Bo Wildeberg directing. See more »

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