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11 April 1918

The British Army is in pell-mell retreat towards the Channel ports, and must face up to losing the war. Stars Lee Ross and John Macmillan.

The British Army is in pell-mell retreat towards the Channel Ports, and must face up to losing the First World War, in this story starring Lee Ross and John Macmillan.

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, wel follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers. 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
Written by Avin Shah
Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle
Director: Jonquil Panting.

44 minutes

Last on

Sat 27 Oct 2018 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Captain Mickey Bliss Lee Ross
Sergeant Desmond Dixon Daniel Weyman
Sapper Juma Gubanda John Macmillan
Sapper Ezekiel Warmby Tom Vallen
Captain Eric Halliday Mark Edel-Hunt
German Gunner Philip Bretherton
Signaller Ryan Whittle
Private Luke Bailey
Runner Ryan Early
Major Neil McCaul
Refugee Amber Aga
Refugee Georgie Glen
Refugee Kerry Gooderson
Commentator Indira Varma
Producer David Hunter
Producer Jonquil Panting
Producer Jonathan Ruffle
Director Jonquil Panting
Writer Avin Shah

Broadcasts

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BBC Online Courses

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

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