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1984 

As the miners' strike is dominates all political life across the country, Mary has become Leader of Newcastle City Council and is actively supporting the miners, but her son Anthony finds ... See full summary »

Director:

Simon Cellan Jones

Writer:

Peter Flannery

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Eccleston ... Nicky Hutchinson
Daniel Casey Daniel Casey ... Anthony Cox
David Bradley ... Eddie Wells
David Whitaker David Whitaker ... Toby Roddy
Derek Walmsley Derek Walmsley ... Barry Roddy
Trevor Fox Trevor Fox ... Harry
Larry Lamb ... Alan Roe
Peter Vaughan ... Felix Hutchinson
Freda Dowie ... Florrie Hutchinson
Gina McKee ... Mary Cox
Stephanie Putson Stephanie Putson ... Bernadette Cox
Craig Conway ... Christopher Collins
Daniel J. Lake Daniel J. Lake ... Youth
Peter Halliday ... Speaker
Saskia Wickham Saskia Wickham ... Claudia Seabrook
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As the miners' strike is dominates all political life across the country, Mary has become Leader of Newcastle City Council and is actively supporting the miners, but her son Anthony finds himself on the frontline of the conflict having become a policeman. Nicky, whose career as a photographer has begun to take off, works with Eddie Wells to investigate the involvement of local businesses in breaking the strike at the same time as a now heavily balding Tosker is doing deals with these men. At first the relationship between the miners and the local police is friendly, but when large numbers of police from the London Met are sent in as reinforcements and there is an attempt by scab workers to enter the pit, a riot ensues in the village. Anthony is incredibly disturbed by the violence he witnesses, in particular the brutality of the London police officers. Feeling conflicted loyalties, he requests to be taken off policing the strikers, in spite of the threatened damage to his career ... Written by GusF

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA
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Release Date:

26 February 1996 (UK) See more »

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