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The Night Watch

Adaptation of the novel by Sarah Waters. Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, it follows four young Londoners linked by their wartime experiences.

Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual morality and social convention have been broken down, Kay, Helen, Viv and Duncan enjoy a freedom never experienced before.

Moving back in time through the 1940s into the maelstrom of the Blitz, the lives, loves and losses of these four central characters are unravelled. For them, the post-war victory is bittersweet, for it returns them to the margins of society, from which they hoped they had been liberated. In order to build their future they must each make peace with their past.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Last on

Sun 13 Jul 2014 21:40

Credits

Role Contributor
Kay Langrish Anna Maxwell Martin
Helen Giniver Claire Foy
Vivian Pearce Jodie Whittaker
Julia Standing Anna Wilson-Jones
Duncan Pearce Harry Treadaway
Robert Fraser JJ Feild
Reggie Nigri Liam Garrigan
Nancy Carmichael Claudie Blakley
Horace Mundy Kenneth Cranham
Producer Ann Tricklebank
Director Richard Laxton
Writer Paula Milne
Author Sarah Waters

Broadcasts

  • Tue 12 Jul 2011 21:00
  • Wed 7 Mar 2012 22:30
  • Thu 26 Jul 2012 21:00
  • Sun 13 Jul 2014 21:00
  • Sun 13 Jul 2014 21:40