28 October 1914
The first Indian Army soldiers arrive on the battlefields of France, and the infantry of the 9th Bhopal Regiment find themselves on the front line.
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.
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, Danny Rahim and Nicholas Farrell star in this story, as the first Indian Army soldiers arrive on the battlefields of France, and the under-equipped infantry of the 9th Bhopal Regiment find themselves on the front line at the first battle of Neuve Chapelle.
Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle
Director: Nandita Ghose.
|Mickey Bliss||Lee Ross|
|Ahmadullah Khan||Danny Rahim|
|Pavan Jodha||Rudi Dharmalingam|
|Lt Colonel Dobbie||Nicholas Farrell|
|Hector Monkhouse||Clive Hayward|
|Sowar Alam Sher||Sagar Radia|
|Havildar Mishra||Jassa Ahluwalia|
|Captain Wilson||Sam Valentine|
|Captain Jamieson||Mark Edel-Hunt|
|Sir John French||David Cann|