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The Last Post

  • 2017
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Drama series set in the mid-sixties, in which a unit of Royal Military Police officers and their families deal with the challenges of politics, love and war in British-controlled Aden.

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Episode 3: The Last Post

Summary

Christmas comes to Aden, and the RMP receive some welcome news as romance blossoms between Armstrong and Yusra. Markham is concerned that the photographs taken by Martha could cause a scandal, and sends Joe to retrieve them - but he finds himself dangerously attracted to her. Ed confesses to Alison that he knows about her secret as they try to reconnect in the wake of a recent tragedy.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is such an odd, lumpy drama that doesn’t know what it wants to be. Is it a straightforward soapy romance or a testing dramatisation of recent British colonial history? The Last Post tries to be both, but ends up being not much of anything really.

Poor Jessica Raine must once again do lots of drunk-acting as embarrassing lush and soldier’s wife Alison, still mourning the loss of her lover as she smokes endless fags and cries tears of pure gin.

But everyone’s a bit maudlin at Christmas 1965, on the Royal Military Police base in Aden. The whole hour is a painfully drawn-out affair and wildly uneven, ending on an acutely harrowing note.

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Credits

Cast

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Honor MartinJessie Buckley
Lt Ed LaithwaiteStephen Campbell Moore
Mary MarkhamAmanda Drew
Maj Harry MarkhamBen Miles
Capt Joe MartinJeremy Neumark Jones
Alison LaithwaiteJessica Raine
Martha FranklinEssie Davis
Yusra SaeedOuidad Elma
Lance Cpl Tony ArmstrongTom Glynn-Carney
Lance Cpl Paul StonehamLouis Greatorex
Sgt Alex BaxterChris Reilly
Cpl Israel OrchoverKevin Sutton
George MarkhamToby Woolf
Harvey TilbrookRichard Dillane
InformantKal Naga
SpyMarlon Braaf
WaiterTauriq Jenkins

Crew

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DirectorJonny Campbell
ProducerMark Pybus
ProducerMargery Bone
WriterPeter Moffat

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  • Episode 3

    The Last Post

    Summary

    Christmas comes to Aden, and the RMP receive some welcome news as romance blossoms between Armstrong and Yusra. Markham is concerned that the photographs taken by Martha could cause a scandal, and sends Joe to retrieve them - but he finds himself dangerously attracted to her. Ed confesses to Alison that he knows about her secret as they try to reconnect in the wake of a recent tragedy.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    This is such an odd, lumpy drama that doesn’t know what it wants to be. Is it a straightforward soapy romance or a testing dramatisation of recent British colonial history? The Last Post tries to be both, but ends up being not much of anything really.

    Poor Jessica Raine must once again do lots of drunk-acting as embarrassing lush and soldier’s wife Alison, still mourning the loss of her lover as she smokes endless fags and cries tears of pure gin.

    But everyone’s a bit maudlin at Christmas 1965, on the Royal Military Police base in Aden. The whole hour is a painfully drawn-out affair and wildly uneven, ending on an acutely harrowing note.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Honor MartinJessie Buckley
    Lt Ed LaithwaiteStephen Campbell Moore
    Mary MarkhamAmanda Drew
    Maj Harry MarkhamBen Miles
    Capt Joe MartinJeremy Neumark Jones
    Alison LaithwaiteJessica Raine
    Martha FranklinEssie Davis
    Yusra SaeedOuidad Elma
    Lance Cpl Tony ArmstrongTom Glynn-Carney
    Lance Cpl Paul StonehamLouis Greatorex
    Sgt Alex BaxterChris Reilly
    Cpl Israel OrchoverKevin Sutton
    George MarkhamToby Woolf
    Harvey TilbrookRichard Dillane
    InformantKal Naga
    SpyMarlon Braaf
    WaiterTauriq Jenkins

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJonny Campbell
    ProducerMark Pybus
    ProducerMargery Bone
    WriterPeter Moffat

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