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Food For Ravens (BBC One 1997, Brian Cox, Sinead Cusack)

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Period drama Food For Ravens saw Aneurin Bevan, one of the key founders of the national health service, looking back over his life.

Aneurin Bevan, usually known as Nye, was the son of Welsh coal miner who came to prominence during the 1926 general strike, it was at the end of World War II when he became Minister of Health in the new Labour government led by Clement Attlee. In 1946 he established the National Health Service. He died in 1960.

production details
UK / BBC Two / 1×85 minute episode / Broadcast 15 November 1997

Writer and Director: Trevor Griffiths / Producers: Pedr James, Maggie Russell

cast
Brian Cox as Nye Bevan
Sinéad Cusack as Jennie Lee
Dean Carey Davies as Boy
Brana Bajic as Trude
Michael Cashman as Newspaper Editor
Bernard Lloyd as Sir Dan Davies
Ian Driver as Reporter
Lynn Hunter as Mother
Heather Imani as Night Sister
Roshan Seth as Jawaharlal Nehru
Malcolm Storry as Jack
Charlotte Strevens as Private Nurse
James Warrior as Mr Ochard