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Episode 3

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 26 June 2013

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 Hospital in Serbia. 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 Vera is drawn back to the country she loves when Eve invites her to help establish an orphanage for the children of the Serbian war dead. With the orphanage now up and running Vera does her best to work hard and forge new friendships. But Vera's hardest time approaches as Eve becomes gravely ill.

Dramatised by Louise Ironside

Other parts played by members of the cast.
Additional research by Jane Mackelworth
Producer/Director: David Ian Neville.


Vera 'Jack' Holme
Irene MacDougall
Eve Haverfield
Carol Ann Crawford
Kim Gerard
Kim Gerard
Dorothy 'Dodo' Johnstone
Rosalind Sydney
Lesley Hart
Margaret K
Lesley Hart
Col Popovitch
Matthew Zajac
Gen Balguy
Matthew Zajac
Finn den Hertog
David Neville
David Neville
Louise Ironside


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