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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 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.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Wed 26 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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