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.
|Young Tommo||Ted Allpress|
|Young Charlie||Harvey Alpress|
|Young Molly||Amy Reade|
|Young Jimmy||Daniel Houghton|
|Mr Munnings||Nick Brimble|
|Farmer Cox||Nick Brimble|
|Molly's Father||Christopher Bianchi|
|Old Man||Peter Ellis|
|Sergeant Hanley||Nicholas Lyndhurst|
|Captain Wilkes||Jonathan Keeble|