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