2nd December 1916

Series 5 - Episode 4 2nd December 1916



By Avin Shah. Drama illustrating the events of a real day at war, exactly 100 years ago to the day, based on eyewitness accounts of the action. Of the 10,000 British Army combatants taken prisoner after the seige of Kut-al-Amara, half of the Indian soldiers and two-thirds of the British have died on forced marches to Turkish camps. Now they find themselves starved and worked as slave labour on the Baghdad to Berlin railway. Rival sergeants Ahmadullah and Zarbab have found their own ways of surviving - but which one is the real traitor? With Indira Varma, Avin Shah and Danny Rahim. First aired in 2016.

Cast & Crew

Havildar Zarbab Grewal Avin Shah
Havildar Ahmadullah Khan Danny Rahim
Serdar Bey Philip Arditti
Cpl McCartney Bryan Dick
Commentator Indira Varma
Akbar Deven Modha
Chiaus Selva Rasalingam
Hanna Asli Bayram
Feroz Gavi Singh Chera
Pte Patterson Antonio Aakeel
Arab John Dougall
Director Jonquil Panting
Producer David Hunter
Producer Jonquil Panting
Producer Jonathan Ruffle
Writer Avin Shah
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