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BAFTA Cymru Screening of 'To Provide All People'

26th June 2018

Last night, BAFTA Cymru hosted a special screening of 'The NHS: To Provide All People', featuring a Q&A from writer Owen Sheers, director Pip Broughton, and stars Eve Myles and Suzanne Packer. A selection of images (with thanks to Mei Lewis, Mission Photographic) and quotes are below. The film will premiere on Thursday 28th June at 8pm on BBCOne Wales, followed by a repeat nationwide showing on Saturday 30th June at 8pm on BBC2.

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“What I did know from the start is that I wanted to create a lyrical bridge which told the story of the last 70 years. A bridge between the idea and birth of the NHS, to the staff, doctors and nurses there today.” - Owen Sheers on writing 'To Provide All People

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“We collide the past and present. We consciously didn’t use archive footage. We wanted Aneurin Bevan’s spirit to be captured through the characters. We were living and breathing his ideas rather than presenting it as a biopic.” - Pip Broughton on directing 'To Provide All People'

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“How could I not be a part of a film that reminds my generation and my children’s generation that the NHS wasn’t always there? I felt it was my responsibility as a human being, and as a mother, to be part of this very important film.” - Eve Myles

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“I took my intention away from the character and looked at the poetry. The humanity of the character comes through the writing without having to search for it.” - Suzanne Packer