Private Peaceful - Episode summaries
Private Thomas Peaceful - 'Tommo' - begins the recollection of his short life to date. He remembers his school days - shared with his elder brother, Charlie, and their friend, Molly - and the circumstances of his father's death.Episode 2:
Tommo continues his recollection of his young life: in particular how the death of his father means that his mother must accept a job at the Big House from the Colonel, which in turn leads to his great aunt Wolf coming to stay.Episode 3:
Tommo remembers how hardship led him and his brother, Charlie, to go poaching on the Colonel's land; also the cruelty of 'the Wolfwoman' to their brother, Big Joe and how Molly fell seriously ill.Episode 4:
Tommo remembers how Charlie and he are caught poaching on the Colonel's land; how Charlie and Molly move from school to work at the Big House; how one day Tommo sees Charlie and Molly holding hands.Episode 5:
Tommo recalls another confrontation with the Colonel and his pain at the deepening relationship between Charlie and Molly. The episode ends with the death of the dog, Bertha.Episode 6:
One day Tommo's brother Big Joe goes missing and the whole village turns out to help with the search. Molly has an inkling that Big Joe may be somewhere in or around the village church.Episode 7:
Molly comes to stay with the Peaceful family and in the nearby town of Hatherleigh Tommo sees the army recruiting for volunteers. Suddenly the war seems much closer.