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Private Peaceful BBC R4

Keith A of Hertford 01 Feb 12 - 03:29 AM
Herga Kitty 01 Feb 12 - 03:43 AM
gnomad 01 Feb 12 - 03:56 AM
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Subject: Private Peaceful BBC R4
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 03:29 AM

Same author as Warhorse.

Saturday, 14:30 on BBC Radio 4
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo dramatised by Simon Reade with music by Coope Boyes and Simpson.

In the First World War over 300 British and Commonwealth soldiers were executed by firing squad, some for desertion and cowardice. Some for simply sleeping at their posts. Many of these men were traumatised by shell-shock. Not until some 90 years later did they receive posthumous pardons from the British Government, after a campaign helped in part by the publication of Michael Morpurgo's novel Private Peaceful . The radio dramatisation will bring this story of injustice to an even wider audience.

Recorded on location in Iddesleigh - the Devon village where the book is set with Michael Morpurgo playing the Vicar and Nicholas Lyndhurst Sergeant Hanley

More info here,

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Subject: RE: Private Peaceful BBC R4
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 03:43 AM

Keith - there's another thread on this already here ....


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Subject: RE: Private Peaceful BBC R4
From: gnomad
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 03:56 AM

Heard this a few years ago (assuming it is the same recording) and thought it good. I may well listen again.

I imagine few on this site will be unaware of the background, but for those few here is a link to an informative site.

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