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Episode 1

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 18 August 2008

Series exploring the twentieth century through diaries and correspondence of real people, dramatised by Mick Martin.

Marianne Josephy arrives in London on a Kindertransport, a humanitarian scheme offering refuge in Britain for unaccompanied Jewish children. The Hoppers from Hull are a churchgoing working-class family who have a son serving in the forces.

Marianne ...... Vanessa Ackerman
Mrs Carter ...... Sue Ryding
Edith/Alice ...... Olwen May
Will/Franz ...... David Fleeshman
Grace ...... Sue Kelly
Bessie ...... Lisa Moore
Officer ...... Hamilton Berstock

Original music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directed by Gary Brown.


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