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The Great War: The People's Story

Episode #1.2 (Season 1, Episode 2)
TV Episode | 46 min | Documentary, History, War

With half his jaw blown away Reg undergoes reconstructive surgery from pioneering doctor Harold Gillies, writing to his mother that he is now uglier than ever. Reg will go through the war, winning a distinguished conduct medal, marrying ...See moreWith half his jaw blown away Reg undergoes reconstructive surgery from pioneering doctor Harold Gillies, writing to his mother that he is now uglier than ever. Reg will go through the war, winning a distinguished conduct medal, marrying and surviving until 1943. Alan Lloyd is less fortunate for whilst he gets home leave to see his new born son in 1915 the next year he will be killed at the battle of the Somme, being awarded a posthumous Military Cross. On the home front Hallie Miles, a vegetarian restaurateur ,ironically derives a positive from the war as meat rationing drives people towards her vegetarian recipes. Hallie notes the daily exoduses from London as troop trains carry youngsters to the slaughter, as does actress Kate Parry Frye, a committed suffragette who has eschewed militarism for the war effort, making uniforms. Kate will marry Somme survivor John Collins and will carry on the diary she began three years before war broke out until 1958, passing way a year later. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Writer
Isobel Charman (as Izzy Charman)
Producer
Isobel Charman (as Izzy Charman)
Casting Director
Amy Grace Miller (as Amy Miller)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Aug 18, 2014

Release date
Feb 2, 2015 (United States)
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12 cast members
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Giles Alderson
Arthur Burke Arthur Burke   See fewer
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Jonathan Bullock
Jack Sweeney Jack Sweeney   See fewer
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Olivia Colman
Self - Narrator (voice) Self - Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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Romola Garai
Kate Parry Frye Kate Parry Frye   See fewer
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Lily Loveless
Dorothy Lloyd Dorothy Lloyd   See fewer
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Rosalind March
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Daniel Mays
Reg Evans Reg Evans   See fewer
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Matthew McNulty
Alan Lloyd Alan Lloyd   See fewer
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Maria Mira
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Alison Steadman
Hallie Miles Hallie Miles   See fewer
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Jo Stone-Fewings
Harold Gillies Harold Gillies   See fewer
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Tom Turner
John Collins John Collins   See fewer
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8.3 / 10 | 11 votes