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Release Date:
20 February 2000 (USA) See more »
Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915... See more » | Add synopsis »
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David Jason ... Capt. Frank Beck

Maggie Smith ... Queen Alexandra

William Ash ... Sgt. Ted Grimes

Sonya Walger ... Lady Frances

Stuart Bunce ... 2nd Lt. Frederick Radley

James Murray ... Pvt. Will Needham
Ed Waters ... Cpl. Herbert Batterbee

Tom Burke ... Pvt. Chad Batterbee

Ben Crompton ... Pvt. Davy Croft
Eamon Boland ... Arthur Beck
Jo Stone-Fewings ... Lt. Alec Beck

James Hillier ... 2nd Lt. Evelyn Beck
David Troughton ... King George V
Emma Cunniffe ... Peggy Batterbee
Adam Kotz ... Oswald Yeoman

Patrick Malahide ... Capt. Claude Howlett
Gaye Brown ... Queen Mary

Phyllis Logan ... Mary Beck

Ian McDiarmid ... Rev. Pierrepoint Edwards
Danny Worters ... Pvt. George Dacre
Laurence Dobiesz ... Luke Grimes
Roland Oliver ... Mr. Adams
Jamie Beddard ... Roland Adams
Patrick Burke ... Publican

Francis Magee ... Able seaman
William Hoyland ... Lt. Col. Proctor Beauchamp
Jenny Dewsbury ... Sandringham villager
Steve Davidson ... Sandringham villager
Nick Haverson ... Private at station (as Nicholas Haverson)
Chris Fox ... Corporal at station
Darren Tighe ... Cpl. Lloyd

Roger Morlidge ... Private in pub
Daisy Gough ... Princess Mary
Heather Tobias ... Mrs. Batterbee
Jasper Jacob ... German doctor
Oliver Haden ... Kamal Demiriz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ben Shockley ... Neil Marklew
Paul T.T. Easter ... Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Julian Jarrold 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alma Cullen 
Nigel McCrery  novel

Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer
Ruth Maturuas .... associate producer
Nigel McCrery .... co-producer
Gareth Neame .... producer
Hilary Salmon .... executive producer
Jane Tranter .... executive producer
Original Music by
Adrian Johnston 
Cinematography by
David Odd 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
Casting by
Maureen Duff 
Gail Stevens 
Production Design by
Donal Woods 
Art Direction by
Charmian Adams 
Fernando González 
Costume Design by
Howard Burden 
Makeup Department
Jo Hofner .... makeup artist
Joe Hopker .... makeup artist
Suzanne Jansen .... makeup artist
Nicola Matthews .... makeup artist
Fran Needham .... makeup artist
Fran Needham .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Sonia Lea .... unit manager: special unit
Liz Pearson .... post-production supervisor
Julio Vallejo .... production supervisor: special unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alison Banks .... second assistant director
Robert Fabbri .... first assistant director
James Andrew Haven .... second assistant director (as James Haven)
Diane Kasperowicz .... additional third assistant director
Cecilia Maric .... first assistant director: special unit
Jill Riley .... second assistant director
Lee Tailor .... third assistant director
Art Department
Roy Beeston .... stand-by props
Graham Bishop .... property buyer
Rachel Cocks .... assistant art director
Paul Emerson .... property master
Michael Green .... dressing props
Ryan Hayward .... stand-by carpenter
Terry Kyte .... dressing props
Andy Mortimer .... stand-by props
Roger Wilkins .... construction manager
Sound Department
Jaya Bishop .... boom operator
Michael Corden .... sound editor
Reg Mills .... sound recordist
William Parnell .... dialogue editor
Aad Wirtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Dominic Tuohy .... special effects supervisor
Sy Hollands .... stunts
Rowley Irlam .... stunts
Nick Powell .... stunt coordinator
William Willoughby .... stunts (as Will Willoughby)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Devlin .... electrician
Steve Ellingworth .... grip
Craig Feather .... focus puller
Rodrigo Gutierrez .... camera operator: second unit
Ian Jackson .... best boy
Ian Livesey .... assistant camera
Wayne Mansell .... electrician
Mike McHugh .... electrician
Zac Nicholson .... clapper loader: second unit
Tony Slater Ling .... clapper loader
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator
Tony Wilcock .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosie Grant .... wardrobe mistress
Ginnie Reay-Humble .... wardrobe assistant (as Virginia Reay-Humble)
Richard Sale .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Jim Marchant .... assistant editor
Tim Marchant .... assistant editor
Music Department
Terry Davies .... conductor
Other crew
Edith Christie .... script supervisor
Maxine De Vere .... production staff: Spain
Cherry Fiddaman .... production accountant
Richard Fiddaman .... assistant accountant
Julie Gardner .... assistant coordinator (as Julie Connor)
Taff Gillingham .... military advisor
Lynn Grant .... location manager
Pippa Harris .... script executive
Simon Jacobs .... researcher
Anya Keith .... production assistant
Ingrid Litman .... production coordinator
Geoffrey Paget .... production executive
Rob Partridge .... armourer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Continuity: When the Turkish Officer hands Beck's watch to the Rev Pierpoint Edwards, the watch still has the chain attached. When Pierpoint Edwards hands the watch to Queen Alexandra the chain is missing.See more »
It's a Long Way to TipperarySee more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The BBC at its very best, 8 July 2008
Author: rboon33455 from Llandudno, Wales

"All the King's Men" is a richly textured piece of television drama, sensitively directed by Julian Jarrold. Its carefully nuanced script explores the horrors of the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in World War One and the myth surrounding the mysterious "disappearance" of the Sandringham Regiment, who were drawn from King George the Fifth's estate.The men are led by Captain Frank Beck,the agent on the estate, who with the support of the Queen Mother defies the King and, despite his age, leaves Sandringham to lead the men who he has trained and whose lives he has been intimately involved with on the estate. Through the excellent performance of David Jason we see a man of some nobility of spirit,used to respecting his superiors all his life,trying to do his best in a situation where his superiors got it completely wrong.His idealism is nicely contrasted with the humane pragmatism of the regimental doctor who has no such illusions. The truth of a body of men ineptly led and totally unprepared for fighting in an unknown and hostile terrain with appalling logistical support is graphically portrayed and echoes the much better known Australian film, "Gallipoli." The deliberate burying of the truth of what happened(which involved large numbers of men being shot in the head rather than taken prisoner)in order to protect social sensitivities and preserve morale is nicely dealt with through the superbly restrained performance of Maggie Smith as the Queen Mother who is clearly not fooled but never betrays the fact. The film also sympathetically explores the social values of the English class system and particularly the close knit generation of Sandringham workers who made up the regiment. Their naive and in some cases romantic confidence in the right of King and Country fighting with God on their side(despite the fact that they were invading another country)is believably portrayed. The performances of the cast are without exception of a very high class with some excellent cameos. This is the BBC at its very best and I thoroughly recommend it to you!

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