About the film
Release Date: February 28, 2005
|Production Companies||:||4Way Pictures, Screen Yorkshire, Company Pictures, BBC|
|Producers||:||David M. Thompson, Alison Jackson, Antonia Bird, George Faber, Charles Pattinson, Hugo Heppell, Jane Tranter, Mark Cousins, Michas Kotz|
A gripping story of love, deceit, betrayal and survival set against the backdrop of the Miners' Strike of 1984-85. Michelle is married to Gary, a young miner who goes on strike as soon as the dispute between the Thatcher government and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) begins. Meanwhile, her sister Linda's husband Paul is a local policeman. Paul becomes more and more voluble in his opposition to the strike, while Linda looks around her and witnesses the women of her community suddenly find a voice and independence. The scene is set for political and personal conflicts which would change their lives forever.