The Monocled Mutineer 31 August 1986
The first part of The Monocled Mutineer was shown on 31 August 1986. The four-part drama, written by Alan Bleasdale, was adapted from a book by William Allison and John Fairley. It told the story of Percy Toplis and of the British army mutiny that took place in 1917 at Etaples, on the eve of the Battle of Passchendaele. However, claims that the drama was a true story were disputed and led to accusations of left-wing bias that overshadowed the programme itself.