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The Big Picnic (1996)

A group of young Glaswegian men have signed up for the City of Glasgow Battalion to fight in The First World War. It shows both the Home Front and Battlefield abroad.

Director:

Derek Bailey

Writer:

Bill Bryden
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Cast

Credited cast:
Luis Allan ... Gerhardt
Dave Anderson Dave Anderson ... Hughie Frizell
Gary Bakewell ... Frankie
Freddie Boardley Freddie Boardley ... Smythe
Stuart Bowman ... Russell Enoch
Juliet Cadzow Juliet Cadzow ... Bunty
Iain Connell Iain Connell ... Billy Blair
Lawrence Crawford Lawrence Crawford ... Young Officer
Sebastian Graham-Jones Sebastian Graham-Jones ... Oliver Roche-Gordon
Morag Hood ... Miss Fensom
Ashley Jensen ... Nessie
Jimmy Logan Jimmy Logan ... Colours
William McBain William McBain ... Morris Burns
Ian McCaskill Ian McCaskill ... The Gael
Sandra McNeeley Sandra McNeeley ... Flora
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A group of young Glaswegian men have signed up for the City of Glasgow Battalion to fight in The First World War. It shows both the Home Front and Battlefield abroad.

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1996 (UK) See more »

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Promenade Productions See more »
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Color
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The big picnic was not filmed on a movie set and was in fact filmed in a theatre in front of a live audience. See more »

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An excellent production
29 August 2015 | by raymond-walker-99149See all my reviews

One of the best plays I have ever watched, the production was excellent, it embodies the horrors of the battle of the Somme in great detail, considering its location at Govan I can think of no where better for this production to have been staged with such a fine cast, many of whom are also no longer with us. The use of the ship yard was inspirational, the music was apt considering the seriousness of the topic and performed with feeling, the lighting effects complimented the story and were used to great effect. In my opinion this play should be seen by all and certainly ranks alongside such greats as All quiet on the Western Front, Paths of Glory, and as such should have been made available on DVD.


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