Life Class

Pat Barker's poignant study of three young artists trying to find their way in a world ravaged by the Great War.

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01*20070618

Paul Tarrant, a student at the Slade, is wrestling with his future.

Narrator....Sian Thomas

Paul Tarrant....Jamie Parker

Elinor Brooke....Carey Mulligan

Kit Neville....Bertie Carvel

Teresa Halliday....Teresa Gallagher

Jack Halliday....Ashley Cook

Prof Henry Tonks....Sean Baker

02*20070619

2/10.

As the storm clouds gather in the spring of 1914, Paul Tarrant finds himself drawn into an affair with model Teresa Halliday.

Narrator....Sian Thomas

Paul Tarrant....Jamie Parker

Elinor Brooke....Carey Mulligan

Kit Neville....Bertie Carvel

Teresa Halliday....Teresa Gallagher

Jack Halliday....Ashley Cook

Prof Henry Tonks....Sean Baker

03*20070620

3/10.

Paul's affair with Teresa is increasingly overshadowed by his uncertainties and the threat posed by Jack Halliday.

He is also confused about his feelings for Elinor.

Narrator....Sian Thomas

Paul Tarrant....Jamie Parker

Elinor Brooke....Carey Mulligan

Kit Neville....Bertie Carvel

Teresa Halliday....Teresa Gallagher

Jack Halliday....Ashley Cook

Prof Henry Tonks....Sean Baker

04*20070621

4/10.

Paul, Neville and Elinor spend a weekend at her parents' country home.

With war imminent, nothing will be the same for any of them again.

Narrator....Sian Thomas

Paul Tarrant....Jamie Parker

Elinor Brooke....Carey Mulligan

Kit Neville....Bertie Carvel

Teresa Halliday....Teresa Gallagher

Jack Halliday....Ashley Cook

Prof Henry Tonks....Sean Baker

05*20070622

5/10.

War has been declared.

Neville is going to the front to paint.

Declared unfit for active service, Paul is going as an orderly.

Before he departs, he must see Elinor once more.

Narrator....Sian Thomas

Paul Tarrant....Jamie Parker

Elinor Brooke....Carey Mulligan

Kit Neville....Bertie Carvel

Teresa Halliday....Teresa Gallagher

Jack Halliday....Ashley Cook

Prof Henry Tonks....Sean Baker

06*20070625

6/10.

At the front in 1914, all of Paul's artistic pretensions have been abandoned.

Surviving the daily horrors of the hospital is the limit of his ambitions.

Narrator....Sian Thomas

Paul Tarrant....Jamie Parker

Elinor Brooke....Carey Mulligan

Kit Neville....Bertie Carvel

Sister Byrd....Teresa Gallagher

Jack Halliday....Ashley Cook

Prof Henry Tonks....Sean Baker

07*20070626

7/10.

Elinor sets sail for France and Paul.

Will they find common ground or has the war changed them both?

Narrator....Sian Thomas

Paul Tarrant....Jamie Parker

Elinor Brooke....Carey Mulligan

Kit Neville....Bertie Carvel

Sister Byrd....Teresa Gallagher

Jack Halliday....Ashley Cook

Prof Henry Tonks....Sean Baker

08*20070627

8/10.

Elinor and Paul have become lovers, but the effects of war are all around them.

Narrator....Sian Thomas

Paul Tarrant....Jamie Parker

Elinor Brooke....Carey Mulligan

Kit Neville....Bertie Carvel

Sister Byrd....Teresa Gallagher

Jack Halliday....Ashley Cook

Prof Henry Tonks....Sean Baker

0920070628

9/10.

Amid the horror and destruction, Paul has begun to find his way.

But the conflict leaves little time for reflection.

Narrator....Sian Thomas

Paul Tarrant....Jamie Parker

Elinor Brooke....Carey Mulligan

Kit Neville....Bertie Carvel

Sister Byrd....Teresa Gallagher

Jack Halliday....Ashley Cook

Prof Henry Tonks....Sean Baker

10 LAST*20070629

Paul's life has changed forever.

The future remains uncertain.

Narrator....Sian Thomas

Paul Tarrant....Jamie Parker

Elinor Brooke....Carey Mulligan

Kit Neville....Bertie Carvel

Sister Byrd....Teresa Gallagher

Jack Halliday....Ashley Cook

Prof Henry Tonks....Sean Baker