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Greg Davies: Looking for Kes (2019)

Greg Davies travels to the small mining town of Hoyland Common near Barnsley to visit locations and meet the people who inspired and who have been inspired by the book "a Kestrel for a Knave" and the film of the novel, "Kes".

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Jenny Dames
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Cast

Credited cast:
Greg Davies ... Himself - Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Bradley ... Himself - Played Billy in 'Kes' (as Dai Bradley)
Jarvis Cocker ... Himself
Margaret Croft Margaret Croft ... Herself (as Margaret Hines)
Kit de Waal Kit de Waal ... Herself (as Kit De Waal)
David Forrest David Forrest ... Himself - Lecturer, Arts Tower archive
Tony Garnett Tony Garnett ... Himself
Barry Hines Barry Hines ... Himself - Speaking in 1977 (archive footage)
Richard Hines Richard Hines ... Himself
Milly Johnson Milly Johnson ... Herself
Ken Loach ... Himself
Ian McMillan Ian McMillan ... Readings (voice)
Eleanor Mulvey Eleanor Mulvey ... Herself
Mick Whitaker Mick Whitaker ... Himself - Club Manager
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Greg Davies travels to the small mining town of Hoyland Common near Barnsley to visit locations and meet the people who inspired and who have been inspired by the book "a Kestrel for a Knave" and the film of the novel, "Kes".

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Emotional and Inspiring Documentary
22 November 2019 | by timcainSee all my reviews

If you watched the film Kes, or read the book "a Kestrel for a Knave" when you were at school, then you May find yourself both laughing and crying as I did watching this documentary. I imagine spending time with Greg Davies would be enjoyable, and this film allows us to do that as he speaks to the film makers, and locals of Hoyland Common, along with others who have been inspired by the novel and film. Greg is a natural for this, especially with his obvious affinity and love of the book and the insight it offers into social and educational issues. More than anything it was hugely entertaining


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