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7 October 1914

The German advance is just being held 60 miles north east of Paris, on the day Mickey Bliss arrives at war. By Michael Chaplin.

by Michael Chaplin.

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

And through it all, we'll follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Indira Varma, Lee Ross and Alex Wyndham star in this story, based on events in the valley of the Aisne, on October 7th, 1914. The German advance is just being held 60 miles north-east of Paris, on the day Mickey Bliss arrives at war.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle
Director: David Hunter.

45 minutes

Last on

Sat 2 Jun 2018 21:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Mickey Bliss Lee Ross
Commentator Indira Varma
Walter Oddy Tony Pitts
Horace Greenwood Mark Edel-Hunt
Maberley Dunster Alex Wyndham
Catherine O'Neill Anneika Rose
Billy Seymour Matthew Wernham
Alphonse Minet Michael Bertenshaw
Producer David Hunter
Producer Jonquil Panting
Producer Jonathan Ruffle
Director David Hunter
Writer Michael Chaplin

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