11 November 1917
From TE Lawrence and the Great Pyramid at Giza to the Third Battle of Gaza. The war in 1917 is redrawing the Middle East. Stars Indira Varma and Lee Ross. From November 2017.
From T E Lawrence and the Great Pyramid at Giza, to the Third Battle of Gaza, Tommies explores the Intelligence battle redrawing the Middle East, in this two-part adventure starring Indira Varma and Lee Ross.
Through camel chases, train derailments, riots and assassination squads, British intelligence and anti-colonial sedition go head to head in Cairo - where Mickey's about to meet some surprisingly familiar faces.
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.
Written by Jonathan Ruffle and Avin Shah.
Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle
Director: Jonquil Panting.
|Capt Mickey Bliss||Lee Ross|
|Zarbab Grewal||Avin Shah|
|Pte Jack Bliss||Antonio Aakeel|
|Celestine de Tullio||Pippa Nixon|
|‘Nephthys’ Sha’arawi||Lara Sawalha|
|Habib El-Mahdy||Amir El-Masry|
|Huda Hosseini||Nathalie Armin|
|Agatha Grey-Egerton||Nathalie Armin|
|Insp Ibrahim Habachi||Selva Rasalingam|
|Capt Lionel Larkin||Clive Hayward|
|TE Lawrence||David Reakes|
|Pilot||Rupert Holliday Evans|