The Evacuees

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The Evacuees is a 1975 episode of the BBC's Play for Today series written by Jack Rosenthal and directed by Alan Parker.

It was broadcast by the BBC on 5 March 1975. Starring Rosenthal's wife, Maureen Lipman, the filmed play is set during the blitz and, loosely based on Rosenthal's personal experiences, centres on the lives of two Jewish boys Neville and Danny, who are evacuated from Manchester to Blackpool.[1] The Evacuees won a BAFTA for Best Play and an International Emmy. The film was released on DVD, as part of a collection of Rosenthal's work for the BBC, by Acorn Media on 4 April 2011



  1. ^ "The Evacuees (1975) | BFI". Retrieved 2017-03-06. 

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