Comrades + Q&A with Philip Davis and Philip Wickham

Comrades tells the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, a 19th century group of British Labourers that were arrested after forming a union against fair wages. Scottish director Bill Douglas spent eight years working on this rarely seen film, now in BFI's spotlight, 175 years after the trial, and released on BFI DVD. Vastly talented British actor, Philip Davis, joins us for a re-evaluation of the film on stage. For Davis the film is a significant career milestone and he explains the reasons for this to Phil Wickham, the curator of the Bill Douglas centre.


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