Douglas Livingstone's play about Bevin Boys, the young men who were sent down the mines instead of joining the armed forces in the Second World War.
Two 80-year-old former Bevin Boys, who have not seen each other for 63 years, decide to go to the Durham Miners' Gala together and confront their memories of the past.
Christopher - Timothy West
Benny - Douglas Livingstone
Young Christopher - Fergus Rees
Young Benny - Sam Fletcher
Sally - Faye Castelow
Jim - Christoher Connel
Michael - David Whitaker
Older Sally - Jane Whittenshaw
Headmaster - Brian Lonsdale
With recordings made at the Durham Miners' Gala and at West Pelton Primary School.
Directed by Jane Morgan
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.
By Douglas Livingstone.
Two 80-year-old former Bevin Boys reunite for a miners' gala.
two 80-year-old former bevin boys reunite for a miners gala