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20071116Robson Green reads the first episode of Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

1/4. Innocence Observed

Private Thomas Peaceful reflects on the untimely death of his father. Life in a simple, idyllic childhood in a village of pre war England contrasts with the unimaginable horror of life as a soldier in the First World War.

"Robson Green reads the first episode of Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

20071123Robson Green reads another episode of Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

2/4. King and Country

Brothers Thomas and Charlie Peaceful join the rallying cry to volunteer and sign up to fight for their country.

"Robson Green reads another episode of Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

""Robson Green reads another episode of Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

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20071130Robson Green reads another episode of Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

3/4. Dead Man's Land

Life in the trenches is beginning to take its toil physically and mentally on Private Thomas Peaceful.

"Robson Green reads another episode of Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

20071207Robson Green reads another episode of Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

4/4. Promises to Keep

Sentence is passed on Private Peaceful and, throughout the night, he cherishes every minute until dawn.

"Robson Green reads another episode of Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

20081107Robson Green reads the first episode of Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

1/4. Innocence Observed

Private Thomas Peaceful reflects on the untimely death of his father. Life in a simple, idyllic childhood in a village of pre war England contrasts with the unimaginable horror of life as a soldier in the First World War.

Part of Radio 2's Remembrance season.

"Robson Green reads the first episode of Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

20081114Robson Green reads another episode of Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

2/4. King and Country

Brothers Thomas and Charlie Peaceful join the rallying cry to volunteer and sign up to fight for their country.

Part of Radio 2's Remembrance season.

"Robson Green reads another episode of Michael Morpurgo's powerful book Private Peaceful, a tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.

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"(R)"20081128 Sentence is passed on Private Peaceful and he cherishes every minute until dawn.
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SD2012020420120922Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo dramatised by Simon Reade with music by Coope Boyes and Simpson.

In WW1 over 300 British soldiers were executed by firing squad, some for desertion and cowardice. Many were traumatised by shell-shock. Some 90 years later they received posthumous pardons from the British Government, after a campaign helped by Michael Morpurgo's novel Private Peaceful.

Recorded on location in Iddesleigh - the Devon village where the book is set with Michael Morpurgo playing the Vicar and Nicholas Lyndhurst Seargent Hanley

The Organist was Marjorie Cleverdon

Music - Coope Boyes and Simpson.

Directed on location by Susan Roberts.

"Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo dramatised by Simon Reade with music by Coope Boyes and Simpson.

Directed on location by Susan Roberts."