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1917

Classic Serial, Mugsborough Episode 1 of 2

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 24 May 2009

Dramatisation by Andrew Lynch featuring the characters of Robert Tressell's novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, picking up the story 10 years on.

The residents of Mugsborough hold wildly differing views of the Great War. The politically aware favour peaceful solutions, others are determined to avoid being sent to the Western Front. One returns from Flanders terribly injured and cannot find work and one child is still unaware of the tragic circumstances of her parentage.

Easton ...... Johnny Vegas
Old Misery/Hunter ...... Paul Whitehouse
Ruth ...... Shirley Henderson
Nora ...... Raquel Cassidy
Frankie ...... Iain McKee
Bert White ...... Des O'Malley
Bundy ...... Tom Pitts
Barrington ...... Tom Goodman-Hill
Charlie Linden ...... Carl Rice
Elsie ...... Nicola Stephenson
Sweater ...... Rupert Degas
Slyme ...... Kevin Eldon
Crass ...... Arthur Smith
Rushton ...... Bill Bailey
Young Elizabeth ...... Yasmin Gerrard
Freddie ...... Jody Latham
Older Elizabeth ...... Joanna Neary
Mrs Meadows ...... Anne Waggott

Directed by Dirk Maggs.

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