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Preston 1842

Tom Ellis as Samuel Horrocks, a 19th century Preston mill-owner and mayor facing a dilemma which mirrors that of Pontius Pilate: an authority figure who must decide the fate of a radical leader. In 1842 in Preston the mayor faced social unrest triggered by mill workers striking over pay. Real events inspire this retelling in the context of The Preston Passion. Viewers are warned that this clip includes fictionalised visual references to violent acts.

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