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Vera 'Jack' Holme

1918-1921. Louise Ironside dramatises the diaries of Vera 'Jack' Holme A former cross dressing actress and suffragette, Vera had spent the war years as a member of the Women's Volunteer Reserve serving with the Scottish Women's Hospitals on the Eastern Front. At the end of the war Vera - known as 'Jack' - was busy finding a role for herself both in love and duty. Estranged from her long term partner, Evelina Haverfield, Vera spends much of 1918 fundraising for relief work in Serbia. But in 1919 Vera finds herself back in the country she loves when Evalina invites her to help with the establishment of an orphanage for the children of the Serbian war dead. But while Evelina is delighted to be working with Vera again, their relationship is not what it once was. While Evalina charges ahead with new challenges and projects, Vera is left alone in Belgrade. Fortunately she finds a new friend in local relief worker Natalia.

Dramatised by Louise Ironside

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Additional research by Jane Mackelworth

Producer/Director: David Ian Neville.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 25 Jun 2013 19:45


Role Contributor
Vera 'Jack' HolmeIrene MacDougall
Eve HaverfieldCarol Ann Crawford
SpookKim Gerard
CurlyKim Gerard
Dorothy 'Dodo' JohnstoneRosalind Sydney
NataliaLesley Hart
Margaret KLesley Hart
Col PopovitchMatthew Zajac
Gen BalguyMatthew Zajac
CheddoFinn den Hertog
DirectorDavid Neville
ProducerDavid Neville
WriterLouise Ironside

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