Directed by: Matthew Warchus
Staring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West
It is the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power, and the miners are on strike in response to the Government’s programme of pit closures. The gay movement is also under threat, and believes that gays and miners should show solidarity. In response, a London based group of gay and lesbian activists decide to raise money to support the strikers’ families. They set off in a mini-bus to make their donation in person, and arrive in the Welsh village of Onllwyn and try to persuade the community that they are on the same side. This drama has plenty of humour but covers many topics that arouse a wide range of emotions.