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Days of Hope 

A series of four films from the Great War to the General Strike.
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Series cast summary:
Paul Copley ...  Ben Matthews 4 episodes, 1975
Pamela Brighton Pamela Brighton ...  Sarah Hargreaves 3 episodes, 1975
Nikolas Simmonds Nikolas Simmonds ...  Philip Hargreaves 3 episodes, 1975
Gary Roberts Gary Roberts ...  Joel Barnett 2 episodes, 1975
Alun Armstrong ...  Billy Shepherd / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Melvin Thomas Melvin Thomas ...  Ernest Bevin 2 episodes, 1975
Hughie Turner Hughie Turner ...  Tom Crisp 2 episodes, 1975
Peter Kerrigan Peter Kerrigan ...  Communist Party Member / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Sarah Paget Sarah Paget ...  Sarah's Child 2 episodes, 1975
Ned Cohen Ned Cohen ...  Sarah's Child 2 episodes, 1975
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A series of four films from the Great War to the General Strike.

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English

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11 September 1975 (UK) See more »

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Μέρες ελπίδας See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Incisive political drama- UK 1918-26 A must see film
22 December 2011 | by danlloydESee all my reviews

This is a brilliant and moving Film Verite that shows the complicated lives of a single family directly after the first world war Loach comments on the chaos, stitch-up, and buried hopes of a world full of hope for a better world after the war to end all wars. The acting is first-class and this film deserves to be seen by everyone. Unfortunately, the BBC were told not to show the film again in the UK, though it was sold abroad to many countries, Rumour has it that the originals were actually destroyed at the behest of the British government. In 1975 we named our lefty football team after it,which played in Bristol on Sundays till 2005. It would be fantastic if someone could admit to having a copy of the film. There are so many who would like to see and appreciate it again.


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