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14 June 1917

Drama tracing one real day in the Great War. After the victory at Messines, are the Allies ready for the challenge of Ypres? From September 2017.

By Jonathan Ruffle.

After the victory at Messines, Belgium are we prepared for the much bigger challenge of Ypres? A tale of sibling and professional rivalry and the cold logistics of organising and servicing the war effort.

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

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

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 8 Nov 2017 21:15

Credits

Role Contributor
2nd Lieutenant Isambard Mortimer Samuel James
2nd Lieutenant Marc Mortimer Tom Forrister
Commentator Indira Varma
2nd Lieutenant Pirimi Pohe Tyler Read
MG Officer David Sturzaker
William Crean Harry McEntire
Timothy Spindlow Charlie Clements
Sergeant Reginald Bettsworth Simon Ludders
Captain MacNaughton Emilio Doorgasingh
Producer Jonquil Panting
Producer David Hunter
Producer Jonathan Ruffle
Director David Hunter
Writer Jonathan Ruffle

Broadcasts

BBC Online Courses

BBC Online Courses

Study key WW1 themes: Aviation; Heroism; Trauma; A New World Order

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