Days of Hope Miniseries

Miniseries

Days of Hope Miniseries

First Air Date: September 11, 1975

First Aired on    :   1975
Episodes    :   4 episodes



Episodes

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1x04 1926: General Strike (October 02, 1975)


The miners are betrayed by union leaders during the General Strike.


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1x03 1924 (September 25, 1975)


Ben is released from prison and joins the Communist Party. Philip Hargreaves is elected as a Labour MP.


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1x02 1921 (September 18, 1975)


During the coal lock-out in 1921, Ben's army unit is redeployed from Ireland to police the dispute in County Durham. Ben deserts the army and is sheltered by a miner named Joel. He begins a relationship with his eldest daughter. When donations of food from Liverpool is intercepted by the police and the army, the miners revolt and take some soldiers hostage. Joel and his comrades then make demands on the pit owner, Mr. Pitchard.


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1x01 1916: Joining Up (September 11, 1975)


Ben Matthews enlists in the army and ends up serving in Ireland, where there is resistance to British rule. His sister's husband Philip Hargreaves is sentenced to death as a conscientious objector but is given a last-minute reprieve.




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