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

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English

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11 September 1975 (UK) See more »

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Meres elpidas See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The most moving TV miniseries I have seen
8 May 2004 | by dblombergSee 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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