Days of Hope

Days of Hope (1975)

  • Genre: Drama
  • First Air Date: 1975-09-11
  • Last Air Date: 1975-10-02
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 4
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 90 min.
  • Production Company: Polytel
  • Networks: BBC One
  • Director: Ken Loach
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Days of Hope is a BBC television drama serial produced in 1975. The series dealt with the lives of a working-class family from the turmoils of the First World War in 1916 to the General Strike in 1926. It was written by Jim Allen, produced by Tony Garnett and directed by Ken Loach.

  • Keywords: family relationships, miniseries, working class, coal mining, 1920s, 1910s
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    Days of Hope Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1975-09-11
    4 Episodes

    Days of Hope Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 11916: Joining Up95 min
    Season 1Episode 21921: Every Pit in Britain is Idle100 min
    Season 1Episode 31924: A Miracle80 min
    Season 1Episode 41926: General Strike135 min
    • Paul Copley

      as Ben Matthews
    • Pamela Brighton

      as Sarah Hargreaves
    • Nikolas Simmonds

      as Philip Hargreaves
    • Gary Roberts

      as Joel Barnett
    • Alun Armstrong

      as Billy Shepherd
    • Hughie Turner

      as Tom Crisp
    • Melvin Thomas

      as Ernest Bevin
    • Peter Kerrigan

      as Peter
    • Sarah Paget

      as Sarah's Child
    • Ned Cohen

      as Sarah's Child
    Directing Ken Loach Director
    Writing Jim Allen Writer
    Editing Roger Waugh Editor
    Production Tony Garnett Producer
    Sound Marc Wilkinson Original Music Composer
    Art Martin Johnson Production Design
    Costume & Make-Up Sally Nieper Costume Design