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

    By Monica Baldwin, dramatised by April de Angelis.

    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.

    Monica....Celia Imrie

    Freda....Cheryl Campbell

    Novice Mistress....Elizabeth Bell

    Gay....Liza Sadovy

    Maudie....Louisa Milwood Haigh

    Di....Tracy Wiles

    Uncle Stan....Thomas Wheatley

    Windham....Kim Wall

    Wim....Anthony Glennon

    Director Anne Edyvean.

  • 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.

    By Monica Baldwin, dramatised by April de Angelis.

    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.

    2/5. 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.

    Monica....Celia Imrie

    Freda....Cheryl Campbell

    Novice Mistress....Elizabeth Bell

    Gay....Liza Sadovy

    Maudie....Louisa Milwood Haigh

    Di....Tracy Wiles

    Uncle Stan....Thomas Wheatley

    Windham....Kim Wall

    Wim....Anthony Glennon

    Director Anne Edyvean.

    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.

    By Monica Baldwin, dramatised by April de Angelis.

    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.

    3/5. 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.

    Monica....Celia Imrie

    Freda....Cheryl Campbell

    Novice Mistress....Elizabeth Bell

    Gay....Liza Sadovy

    Maudie....Louisa Milwood Haigh

    Di....Tracy Wiles

    Uncle Stan....Thomas Wheatley

    Windham....Kim Wall

    Wim....Anthony Glennon

    Director Anne Edyvean.

    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.

    By Monica Baldwin, dramatised by April de Angelis.

    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.

    4/5. Monica rises to the challenge of peeling potatoes and frying her first sausage when she takes a job as an Army canteen assistant.

    Monica....Celia Imrie

    Freda....Cheryl Campbell

    Novice Mistress....Elizabeth Bell

    Gay....Liza Sadovy

    Maudie....Louisa Milwood Haigh

    Di....Tracy Wiles

    Uncle Stan....Thomas Wheatley

    Windham....Kim Wall

    Wim....Anthony Glennon

    Director Anne Edyvean.

    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?

    By Monica Baldwin, dramatised by April de Angelis.

    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.

    5/5. 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?

    Monica....Celia Imrie

    Freda....Cheryl Campbell

    Novice Mistress....Elizabeth Bell

    Gay....Liza Sadovy

    Maudie....Louisa Milwood Haigh

    Di....Tracy Wiles

    Uncle Stan....Thomas Wheatley

    Windham....Kim Wall

    Wim....Anthony Glennon

    Director Anne Edyvean.