Begging the Ring


Time Out says

Typical attempt at social realism by the independent team of Gregg and writer Hugh Stoddart. An investigation of a family's dilemma when the 18-year-old son, trained by his ambitious father for the local wrestling championships, receives his call-up papers for WWI, its failure derives not only from the limitations of the realist, semi-documentary style (Gregg fails to tease out the knotty problems of enforced conscription clearly); but also from the difficulty of following some of the Cornish dialect; and, most noticeably, from the awkward insertion of an intellectual-outsider, commenting chorus-fashion with lines like 'We're all wrestling with the angel of darkness, lad'.

By: GA


Release details

55 mins

Cast and crew

Colin Gregg
Colin Gregg, Hugh Stoddart
Danny Simpson
Jon Croft
Janette Legge
Kenneth Midwood
Terence Conoley
Alan Penn
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