To Serve Them All My Days Part 1 By RF Delderfield
Shaun McKenna's dramatisation of RF Delderfield's novel, dramatized
in five episodes.
Episode 1 of 5
1918: Soldier Davy Powlett-Jones, invalided out of the trenches, must face a new start in life.
Five episodes From:
Afternoon Play: To Serve Them All My Days
First broadcast: Monday 23rd January 2006, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM
Young David Powlett-Jones, a Welsh miner's son, is invalided home from France when he suffers severe shell shock on the Western Front. At a remote English public school in Devon the debilitated veteran, himself barely out of his teens, decides temporarily to try his hand at teaching while striving to awaken from the nightmare of World War I -- the national catastrophe that sweeps England out of the comfortable certainties of the Victorian Age into the moral perplexities and harsh economic realities of more modern times.
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