Birdsong (2012)
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Stephen recovers in hospital and returns to the army camp at Amiens. Here he comforts a drunk Jack,desolate after the death of his young son. He also reencounters Isabelle who,after an ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Martin

Writers:

Sebastian Faulks (novel), Abi Morgan (screenplay)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Redmayne ... Stephen Wraysford
Matthew Goode ... Captain Gray
Clémence Poésy ... Isabelle Azaire
Marie-Josée Croze ... Jeanne
Rory Keenan ... Private Brennan
Thomas Turgoose ... Private Tipper
Balázs Benõ Fehér Balázs Benõ Fehér ... Wilkinson
Matthew Aubrey Matthew Aubrey ... Private Byrne
Nicholas Moss Nicholas Moss ... RSM Price (as Nick Moss)
Richard Madden ... Captain Weir
Simon Nehan Simon Nehan ... Evans
Joseph Mawle ... Jack Firebrace
Daniel Cerqueira Daniel Cerqueira ... Shaw
Paul Rattray ... Tyson
Jamie Selfridge Jamie Selfridge ... Post Boy
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Stephen recovers in hospital and returns to the army camp at Amiens. Here he comforts a drunk Jack,desolate after the death of his young son. He also reencounters Isabelle who,after an idyllic few months with him,left to return to her children. She is widowed and wounded by the war and not especially welcoming. Next day an ill-conceived attack on the German trenches wipes out scores of British soldiers and Stephen is again wounded. Two years later he learns that Isabelle has died,weakened by her injuries. He takes part in another abortive task to tunnel under German lines but the whole party is killed except him and Jack,who,despite Stephen's efforts to keep him alive,dies,stating that all there is in life is to love and be loved. Soon after that the war ends and Stephen visits Isabelle's sister Jeanne,who is raising Isabelle's youngest child. Stephen is the father and he prepares to introduce himself to the little girl. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

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29 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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