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Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo dramatised by Simon Reade with music by Coope Boyes and Simpson.

In WW1 over 300 British soldiers were executed by firing squad, some for desertion and cowardice. Many were traumatised by shell-shock. Some 90 years later they received posthumous pardons from the British Government, after a campaign helped by Michael Morpurgo's novel Private Peaceful .
Recorded on location in Iddesleigh - the Devon village where the book is set with Michael Morpurgo playing the Vicar and Nicholas Lyndhurst Seargent Hanley

The Organist was Marjorie Cleverdon
Music - Coope Boyes and Simpson.

Directed on location by Susan Roberts.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 22 Sep 2012 14:30
BBC Radio 4 FM only

Credits

Role Contributor
Young TommoTed Allpress
TommoPaul Chequer
Mr MunningsNick Brimble
Farmer CoxNick Brimble
VicarMichael Morpurgo
Sergeant HanleyNicholas Lyndhurst
Captain WilkesJonathan Keeble
BrigadierJonathan Keeble
BucklandTerence Mann
DoctorTerence Mann
DirectorSusan Roberts
WriterMichael Morpurgo

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