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Michael Morpurgo - Private Peaceful

4 Extra Debut. Brothers Tommo and Charlie's journey from a Devon childhood to the horrors of the First World War. With Nicholas Lyndhurst, Ted Allpress and Amy Reade.

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo dramatised by Simon Reade with music by Coope Boyes and Simpson.

In WW1 over 300 British soldiers were executed by firing squad, some for desertion and cowardice. Many were traumatised by shell-shock. Some 90 years later they received posthumous pardons from the British Government, after a campaign helped by Michael Morpurgo's novel Private Peaceful .
Recorded on location in Iddesleigh - the Devon village where the book is set with Michael Morpurgo playing the Vicar and Nicholas Lyndhurst Seargent Hanley

The Organist was Marjorie Cleverdon
Music - Coope Boyes and Simpson.

Directed on location by Susan Roberts.

1 hour, 30 minutes


Role Contributor
Young Tommo Ted Allpress
Young Charlie Harvey Alpress
Young Molly Amy Reade
Young Jimmy Daniel Houghton
Tommo Paul Chequer
Charlie Mark Quartley
Molly Annette Chown
Jimmy Ben Allen
Hazel Alison Reid
Anna Alison Reid
Mr Munnings Nick Brimble
Farmer Cox Nick Brimble
James Christopher Bianchi
Molly's Father Christopher Bianchi
Patron Christopher Bianchi
Colonel Peter Ellis
Old Man Peter Ellis
Vicar Michael Morpurgo
Sergeant Hanley Nicholas Lyndhurst
Captain Wilkes Jonathan Keeble
Brigadier Jonathan Keeble
Buckland Terence Mann
Doctor Terence Mann
Writer Michael Morpurgo
Writer Simon Reade
Director Susan Roberts


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