Food for Ravens (1997)

An award-winning and tender eulogy to Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the NHS.

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Introduction

Commemorating the centenary of Aneurin Bevan’s birth and winner of the Royal Television Society’s Best Regional Programme, this play (both written and directed by Trevor Griffiths) is a tender and poetic eulogy to the founder of the NHS. As ill health catches up with him, Bevan re-examines his great speeches in the House and above all his unshakeable belief in the people.

Griffiths’ unsentimental script builds a picture of a complex and great man, while Brian Cox’s magnificent performance beautifully conjures the ghosts of the past.

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