In a fictional Yorkshire care home named The Beth, Dr Valentine (Bally Gill) and Sister Gilpin (Jennifer Saunders) rally the community to fight back after being threatened with closure by The Department of Health.
Judi Dench’s former librarian and Derek Jacobi’s ex-teacher are amongst the residents trying to enjoy their last act as they wrestle with the big questions of life and death.
The son of one of the residents proves to be a right-wing lobbyist (Russell Tovey). Is he an enemy within or an unexpected ally?
Adapted from a play by Alan Bennett, this is a paean to the doctors and nurses who embody the altruistic values of the NHS at its most idealistic. Powered by wry social observations, Allelujah has a narrative that beats like a human heart.
Cast: Judi Dench, Jennifer Saunders, David Bradley (IV)
Director(s): Richard Eyre