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SHOW­ING to­mor­row on Re­mem­brance Sun­day is the film of Vera Brit­tain’s mem­oir

(to­mor­row, BBC2, 11.05pm).

Ali­cia Vikan­der plays Vera who is poised to head to Ox­ford Univer­sity in the shadow of the First World War. Her brother Ed­ward (Taron Egerton) and his pals Roland (Kit Har­ing­ton) and Vic­tor (Colin Morgan) en­list.

Ro­mance blos­soms be­tween Vera and Roland, and Vera post­pones her ed­u­ca­tion to vol­un­teer as a nurse and treat the sol­diers

Vikan­der is a reve­la­tion, cap­tur­ing the spirit, de­fi­ance and brit­tle­ness of a young woman who holds firm to her con­vic­tions at a time when women were prefer­ably

Tes­ta­ment of Youth

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