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Their Finest

1940, London. With the country's morale at stake, Catrin, an untried screenwriter from Ebbw Vale, and a makeshift cast and crew work under fire to make a film to lift the nation's spirits.

1940, London, the Blitz. With the country's morale at stake, Catrin, an untried screenwriter from Ebbw Vale, and a makeshift cast and crew work under fire to make a film to lift the nation's spirits - and inspire America to join the war. Leading the cast is the self-absorbed actor Ambrose Hilliard, who is persuaded to coach the handsome young American hero who has been 'parachuted' into the acting profession - but that will only be when the script is produced.

1 hour, 49 minutes

Last on

Sat 31 Aug 2019 21:00

Music Played

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

  • 00:03

    Rachel Portman

    Catrin Goes To Ministry

  • 00:44

    Rachel Portman

    Ambrose Is Cast

  • 01:01

    Rachel Portman

    Writing Uncle Frank

  • 01:10

    Rachel Portman

    They Can't Black Out The Moon

  • 01:12

    Rachel Portman

    Will You Go Lassie Go

  • 01:14

    Dhalius

    Tell Me Away

  • 01:25

    Rachel Portman

    Catrin Rewrites The Ending

  • 01:30

    Rachel Portman

    Kiss

  • 01:42

    Rachel Portman

    Nancy Starling Part 1

  • 01:44

    Rachel Portman

    Nancy Starling Part 2

  • 01:48

    Rachel Portman

    Make It A Happy One

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Lone Scherfig
Catrin Cole Gemma Arterton
Tom Buckley Sam Claflin
Ambrose Hilliard Bill Nighy
Ellis Cole Jack Huston
Raymond Parfitt Paul Ritter
Phyl Moore Rachael Stirling
Roger Swain Richard E Grant
Gabriel Baker Henry Goodman
Carl Lundbeck Jake Lacy
Secretary of War Jeremy Irons
Sammy Smith Eddie Marsan
Sophie Smith Helen McCrory
Writer Gaby Chiappe
Author Lissa Evans

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