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Testament of Youth

First World War drama. In 1914, Vera Brittain decides to study at Oxford university. She falls in love with her brother's friend, but then war is declared.

In 1914, despite her father's opposition, Vera Brittain is determined to attempt the entrance examination for Somerville College Oxford to pursue her literary dreams. Her brother Edward supports her plan, as does his good friend Roland who shares Vera's passion for poetry. Hiding their love from their families, Vera and Roland's plans of a future together is cruelly frustrated by the declaration of the First World War. When the young men sign up for duty, Vera cannot sit idly by and volunteers as a nurse.

2 hours, 3 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 Nov 2018 23:05

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:27

    Sean Banan

    Cirkus Banan


Role Contributor
Hope Hayley Atwell
Vera Brittain Alicia Vikander
Edward Brittain Taron Egerton
Mr Brittain Dominic West
Roland Leighton Kit Harington
Victor Richardson Colin Morgan
Mrs Brittain Emily Watson
Miss Lorimer Miranda Richardson
Mrs Leighton Anna Chancellor
Geoffrey Thurlow Jonathan Bailey
Aunt Belle Joanna Scanlan
Exam Candidate Rachel Redford
Headmaster Nicholas Farrell
Clare Leighton Daisy Waterstone
Mr Leighton Nicholas Le Prevost
Passenger Teresa Churcher
Writer Juliette Towhidi
Author Vera Brittain
Director James Kent


  • Sat 18 Feb 2017 21:00
  • Sat 18 Feb 2017 22:50
  • Sat 21 Apr 2018 22:05
  • Sun 11 Nov 2018 23:05

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