Testament of Youth View large image

Film Details

Directed by: Moira Armstrong

Produced: 1979

Countries & Regions: United Kingdom

DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Studio: Acorn Media

Length: 225 mins

Format: DVD

Region: Region 2

Released: 10 May 2010

Cat No: AV9766

Extras:
Languages(s): English
Interactive Menu

Moviemail Details

Returns Policy
If you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to us within 30 days. More Details

Testament of Youth

Cast: Cheryl Campbell , Rupert Frazer , Michael Troughton , Rosalie Crutchley , Jane Wenham , Emrys James , Tony Brooks , Peter Woodward , Joanna McCallum

DVD
Availability: This item In Stock and will be dispatched within 48 hours. Delivery Times

1979 adaptation of Vera Brittain’s autobiography. In 1913, Brittain (Cheryl Campbell) is set to take up a place at Oxford University, but... Read More

£19.99

£12.99

£7.00

MovieMail Rating:
  • Currently 0.00/5
(Read Review)

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Your Rating:
  • Currently 0.00/5
(Submit Review)

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

, 0.0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings

1979 adaptation of Vera Brittain’s autobiography. In 1913, Brittain (Cheryl Campbell) is set to take up a place at Oxford University, but with the outbreak of the Great War instead opts to become a volunteer nurse, working at the Western Front. Here Brittain witnesses the harsh realities of war first hand, undergoing a series of horrific experiences which will have a lasting influence on her life.

First broadcast in 1979, when British period mini-series were indisputably the best in the world, Testament of Youth - a BAFTA-winning, five-part adaptation of Vera Brittain's first volume of autobiography - remains compelling, poignant and powerful.

Cheryl Campbell excels as the daughter of a paper tycoon, who defies family expectation to take her place at Somerville College in 1913. But while Oxford excited her intellect, Brittain learned more about life as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse in the Great War, when she had to endure the deaths of her brother Edward (Rupert Frazer) and fiancé Roland Leighton (Peter Woodward).

Scenarist Elaine Morgan and director Moira Armstrong strive to show the growing social significance of women in a changing world (as the BBC had previously done in Shoulder to Shoulder, which is long overdue a DVD release). But this is also a deeply moving rite of passage, as Campbell channels the rage and grief of her loss into a new romance and the start of her literary career.

Submit your review

It's Not too Late to add these...