The niece of Lieutenant Colonel Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne has criticised the portrayal of her uncle in BBC One's SAS Rogue Heroes.
Mayne is played by Jack O'Connell in the series, but speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Fiona Ferguson said the show had made him out to be a "drunk Irishman" and an "aggressive, inveterate bar brawler".
"There is no denying he did drink, but that wasn't him," she said, calling him "a very caring, loving man" and adding that this is not the first time she's felt his drinking has been exaggerated.
"I’ve had to live with it all my life," she said. "Ever since he died the stories about him were always embellished.”
Alongside O'Connell, the first season starred Sex Education's Connor Swindells and former Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen and dramatised the creation of the SAS during the Second World War.
The show received mainly positive reviews and strong viewing figures, and has already been recommissioned for a second outing, with Knight teasing that the follow-up will "take the SAS into mainland Europe and will take our heroes to the limits of their endurance".
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