Written by a man called Dick Perceval, the journals cover the years 1925–1976. They vividly detail his student life in Berlin in the 1920s, his work in London in the 1930s, as a journalist and frustrated author, his round-the-world trip in 1937, and the extraordinary events that brought him to work at Bletchley Park in WW2. They record the turbulence of his first marriage and hint at dark secrets. They tell of love, loss, war, family, loneliness, ambition and disappointment.
The series, made by Shoreham-by-Sea based video artist Becky Edmunds in collaboration with sound designer Scott Smith and actor Gerard Bell, brings Perceval’s story to life through the re-appropriation of archive footage. A cast of hundreds is drawn from old Hollywood films, public information broadcasts, cine club creations and home movies to deliver the extraordinary story of the life of an ‘ordinary’ man.
To Be Continued is made in partnership with Screen Archive South East and is funded by Arts Council England. It launches on 1st January 2020, and 21 short films will be delivered to subscribers online and for free across the year, ending on 31 December 2020.
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Once you start you’ll be hooked!