I Leap Over The Wall

The true story of Monica Baldwin who, having entered a closed order of nuns in 1914 a few months before the beginning of the First World War, emerged 28 years later during the Blitz, into a world changed beyond belief from the one she had left.

In the intervening period, she had not read a newspaper, seen a photograph or heard the radio.

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01*20060424

The true story of Monica Baldwin who, having entered a closed order of nuns in 1914 a few months before the beginning of the First World War, emerged 28 years later during the Blitz, into a world changed beyond belief from the one she had left.

In the intervening period, she had not read a newspaper, seen a photograph or heard the radio.

  • di....Tracy Wiles
  • directed by....Anne Edyvean
  • dramatised by - April De Angelis
  • freda....cheryl campbell
  • gay....Liza Sadovy
  • maudie....louisa milwood haigh
  • monica....Celia Imrie
  • novice mistress....Elizabeth Bell
  • uncle stan....thomas wheatley
  • wim....Anthony Glennon
  • windham....Kim Wall
  • by.... - monica baldwin

  • 02*20060425

    Monica wants to do her bit for the war effort and becomes an unlikely land girl.

    Cousins Gay and Barbara boldly give advice on how to acquire the experience of life Monica lacks.

    03*20060426

    A trip to Scotland inspires Monica.

    But when she goes to work in a hostel for munitions workers in Wigan, she encounters the less obvious casualties of war.

    04*20060427

    Monica rises to the challenge of peeling potatoes and frying her first sausage when she takes a job as an Army canteen assistant.

    05 LAST*20060428

    Monica meets a ghost from the past who offers help.

    Will she follow her head or her heart? And will she ever tell Freda what made her leave the convent?