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11 November 1915

La Gorgue. Mickey Bliss finds himself in two meetings: one that might change the whole war for the Signal Service, and one that is about to change his life forever.

by Jonathan Ruffle

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 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 Pippa Nixon star in this special story for Remembrance Day, set at La Gorgue on 11th November 1915. A day when Second Lieutenant Mickey Bliss finds himself in two meetings. One which might change the whole war for the Signal Service. And one which is about to change his life forever.

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

45 minutes

Last on

Sat 4 Aug 2018 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Mickey Bliss Lee Ross
Dr Celestine de Tullio Pippa Nixon
Commentator Indira Varma
Colonel Bernard Anson Otho Crowden Gunnar Cauthery
Major 'Ting a Ling' Bell Stephen Critchlow
Captain Robert Paddon Chris Pavlo
Sgt Albert Pinto Colin Hoult
Aide-de-Camp Neet Mohan
Producer David Hunter
Producer Jonquil Panting
Producer Jonathan Ruffle
Director Jonquil Panting
Writer Jonathan Ruffle

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