It’s the summer of 1984 Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama


Cast: Menna Trussler, Rhodri Meilir, Lisa Palfrey, Dyfan Dwyfor
Filming Location:
Llandeilo, Banwen and Powys
Set in: Powys


Director: Matthew Warchus
Producer: David Livingstone
Screenplay: Stephen Beresford
Cinematography: Tat Radcliffe
Music: Christopher Nightingale
Production Company: BBC Films, Proud Films 
Cast: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer


Running time: 117 minutes
Certificate: 15
Language: English, Welsh
Format: DVD, VOD


Date: 12th September 2014

“I laughed, I cried, and frankly I would have raised a clenched fist were both hands not already occupied wiping away the bittersweet tears of joy.” – Mark Kermode, The Observer

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