Private Peaceful 2012
This field general court martial finds the accused, Private Peaceful,
guilty as charged in accordance with Section 4 of the Army Act.
You will remain in custody until sentenced.
These proceedings are now terminated, take away the prisoner.
Sir, prisoner and escort, left turn.
Left, right, left, right, left.
Left, right, left, right, left, right, left.
Left, right, left, right, left, right...
Ten to midnight.
I shan't sleep.
I won't dream it away.
Tonight, more than any other night of my life,
I want to feel alive.
Let's go. Before we get caught.
Twelve? - Yeah.
My land, my pheasants.
We should be out, working in the fields.
We'll learn more at school. It's not so bad.
Whenever you say honest, Charlie,
I know it's not true.
All right, Pete.
Hello. - Hello.
Watch where you're going, Peaceful.
Mr Munnings is coming!
You do not come to school in bare feet.
You do not lie.
You do not cheat.
These are my commandments.
Do I make myself clear?
Great British heroes.
Fighting for king and country.
"Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie,
"O, what a panic's in thy breastie!"
"Still thou are blest, compared wi' me!"
"The present only toucheth thee."
Why am you be talking foreign, miss?
It's not foreign, it's about a mouse.
And where is Scotland?
I can do it, Charlie.
Double knot, so it will never come undone.
Is he your brother?
What does your dad do?
My dad's a rat catcher.
Like the Pied Piper?
Yes. Only he don't like children.
That's lovely, Joe.
Oranges and lemons...
He's got a loony for a brother. - What did you say, Jimmy Parsons?
Your brother's a loony, your brother's a loony.
No, he's not. - Yes, he is.
Jimmy Parsons won't be doing that again, Tommo.
Got him in the goolies.
Your wife, sir.
Can't we stay outside in the fresh air a little longer?
It's far too cold.
And what did you boys get up to at school today?
This and that.
What have you done to your face, Tommo?
Bread and butter pudding, my favourite.
Hello, Joe. - Father.
How was the shoot, James?
Ask the boys.
We were at school. Honest.
Colonel saw the best of it.
He's a silly old fart.
Mad old duffer.
He may well be a silly old fart,
but it's the Colonel who pays your wage and puts the roof above your head.
It's not his money, he married into it.
Now, now... - He's a silly old bugger.
You must show more respect.
Well, I show my respect where respect's due, my love.
"What big eyes you have, Grandma, '
"said Little Red Riding Hood.
"'All the better to see with, ' said the wolf.
"What big teeth you have, Grandma.'
"'All the better
"'to gobble you up."'
We're too old for this.
Big Joe don't get stories like you do at school.
Will you come up to the woods with me on Saturday, Tommo?
We'll clear the dead trees.
The only dead wood around here that needs clearing's in Tommo's head.
I thought you were putting the boys to bed.
What are all you men looking at?
Seems sad to chop down the old trees.
Well, it clears space for the walnuts.
I don't like walnuts.
Walnut trees are special.
Why? - It's the grain of the wood.
It makes fine furniture.
Come on, Biddy, these ladies haven't got all day.
Yes, Miss Far.
Some may not even have that long.
And what might you be after, Hazel Peaceful?
More blacking for the stove.
Well, you'll have to take your turn like everyone else.
Come on, Joe.
The Colonel's usual, if you please.
I'll deliver it myself.
There you go.
Your pinch of snuff, Colonel.
I'd like to pinch you, Miss Far.
Don't mind him, he's the soul of discretion.
How is your good wife?