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25 November 1916

Episode 3 of 5

After the horrors of the Battle of the Somme, Mickey Bliss is on leave in Paris where he is drawn into the shady world of intelligence and politics. From November 2016.

After the horrors of the Battle of the Somme Captain Mickey Bliss is on leave in Paris where he is drawn into the shady world of intelligence and politics in this story by Nick Warburton.

With over a million casualties so far, a potential peace offer from Berlin generates a flurry of activity and manoeuvring amongst those in power.

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.

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle
Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle
Director: David Hunter.

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 31 Oct 2017 21:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Captain Mickey Bliss Lee Ross
Commentator Indira Varma
Miss Softley Faye Castelow
Robert de Tullio Justin Salinger
Colonel Crowden Gunnar Cauthery
Harriet Thornaway Natasha Cowley
William Thornaway John Bowler
Erik Nicholas Murchie
Fabien Gartman Simon Wilson
Producer David Hunter
Producer Jonquil Panting
Producer Jonathan Ruffle
Director David Hunter
Writer Nick Warburton

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