Episode 4

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Episode 4 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

It is 1st July 1916, the date of the Rondo: an annual wheel barrow race on the cricket field, and unbeknownst to the villagers, the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Rumours sweep around the village that the local Pals Battalion are taking part in a big battle about to be launched in France. Bert decides that winning the Rondo this year is a matter of life or death: if he wins, then Joe will be kept safe.

Credits

John Middleton
John Simm
Grace Middleton
Maxine Peake
Edmund Allingham
Rupert Evans
Clem Allingham
Juliet Stevenson
Old Bert
David Ryall
Young Bert
Bill Jones
Martha
Charlie Murphy
Dr Ramsey
Paul Warriner
George Allingham
Augustus Prew
Robin
Scott Handy
Rutter
Joe Duttine
Bairstow
Joe Armstrong
Caro Allingham
Emily Beecham
Polly
Amelia Young
Wylie
Jonny Phillips
PC Len Burgess
John Paul Hurley
Gilbert
William Grindey
Margaret
Annabelle Apsion
Arnold Hankin
Anthony Flanagan
Agnes
Chloe Harris
Alf Rutter
Matt O'Donnell
Tommy
Laurence Meatcher
Norma Greaves
Ainsley Howard
Peter the Landlord
Jim Cartwright
Joe
Nico Mirallegro
Writer
Peter Moffat
Producer
Emma Burge
Director
Antonia Bird

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Executive producer John Griffin writes for the BBC TV blog.

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