A nurse whose husband returns from war suffering the devastating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder finds comfort and companionship in a US Serviceman in England during WWII.




Credited cast:
Hannah Morrish ... Lily
Matt Downton Matt Downton ... George
Mateo Oxley Mateo Oxley ... Charlie
James Naylor James Naylor ... Jack
Guy Potter ... Leonard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Fullerton Helen Fullerton ... Aunt Maggie
Paul Andrew Goldsmith ... Peter
Emma Howell Emma Howell ... Dorothy
Michael Southgate Michael Southgate ... Bob


Through the eyes of Lily (Hannah Morrish), a housewife and nurse during World War II, Magpie delves into the vast changes in the physical, social and cultural landscape of East Anglia in the early 1940s. Lily and her husband George (Matt Downton) fight with overcoming the devastating effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder but become increasingly separated and volatile. George becomes isolated and unable to return to his normal life at home following his experiences on the front line. As she struggles to understand George's condition, Lily finds an escape in the comfort of a new friendship with American Serviceman Charlie (Mateo Oxley) whilst George remains confined within their home, growing ever more paranoid and disconnected from their marriage.

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Release Date:

29 September 2018 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Suffolk, England, UK See more »


Box Office


GBP20,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paul Cook Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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