Road To Durham

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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.

Christopher....Timothy West

  • benny....douglas livingstone
  • headmaster....brian lonsdale

    two 80-year-old former bevin boys reunite for a miners gala

  • jim....christoher connel
  • michael....david whitaker
  • older sally....Jane Whittenshaw
  • sally....faye castelow
  • young benny....sam fletcher
  • young christopher....fergus rees