an all-star cast leads the way in this in­spir­ing tale

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BBC2 10.00pm - 11.50pm (N Ire­land 11.00pm - 12.50am)

A rous­ing mes­sage of em­pa­thy and sol­i­dar­ity is at the cen­tre of this ir­re­sistibly en­ter­tain­ing com­edy-drama. It tells the true story of the un­likely al­liance forged at the height of the 1984-85 Min­ers’ Strike be­tween a group of gay and les­bian ac­tivists and the in­hab­i­tants of a small min­ing vil­lage in South Wales. Cue plenty of broad cul­ture-clash hu­mour. But there is heart and soul here, too, not least in the warm, sym­pa­thetic per­for­mances from the likes of Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton among the Welsh, and Do­minic West and Ben Sch­net­zer among their gay sup­port­ers.

Dir: Matthew Warchus 2014, 15, 110min

Arm-in-arm: Staunton marches on

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