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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.

Series Cast

  1. Paul Copley as Ben Matthews

    Paul Copley

    Ben Matthews

    4 Episodes

  2. Pamela Brighton

    Sarah Hargreaves

    4 Episodes

  3. Nikolas Simmonds

    Philip Hargreaves

    4 Episodes

  4. Gary Roberts

    Joel Barnett

    4 Episodes

  5. Alun Armstrong as Billy Shepherd

    Alun Armstrong

    Billy Shepherd

    4 Episodes

  6. Hughie Turner

    Tom Crisp

    4 Episodes

  7. Melvin Thomas

    Ernest Bevin

    4 Episodes

  8. Peter Kerrigan as Peter

    Peter Kerrigan


    4 Episodes

  9. Sarah Paget

    Sarah's Child

    4 Episodes

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1975 • 4 Episodes

Season 1 of Days of Hope premiered on September 11, 1975.

1926: General Strike

(1x4, October 2, 1975) Season Finale

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Days of Hope


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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