Pride. Copyright: Calamity Films
Pride

Pride

  • 2014 film

Culture clash comedy drama about gay activists who work to help Welsh miners during their lengthy 1984 strike. Stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott and more.

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Pride. Copyright: Calamity Films

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2014
Stars
Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Joe Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer and more
Writer
Stephen Beresford
Director
Matthew Warchus
Producers
David Livingstone, Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan and James Clayton
Company

It's the summer of 1984 - Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike.

In London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of striking miners, dubbing themselves the LGSM (Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners). But there is a problem: the NUM is deeply homophobic and does not want their support.

The LGSM is 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 alien communities who find common ground and form a surprising partnership.

For many from both sides, there are surprising revelations and moments of enlightenment along the way.

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Additional details

UK certificate
15
Duration
120 minutes
UK release
Friday 12th September 2014
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Friday 4th August 2023 at 9:50pm on BBC3
  • Sunday 30th July 2023 at 10:30pm on BBC1
  • Monday 5th June 2023 at 9:45pm on BBC3

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios
  • London, Onllwyn, Banwen and Home Counties - Location filming

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