During the First World War, Percy Toplis, a deserter from the British Army, plays a major role in the Étaples Mutiny in September 1917.
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1986  
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...  Percy Toplis 4 episodes, 1986
...  Geordie 3 episodes, 1986
...  Charles Strange 3 episodes, 1986
...  Guiness 3 episodes, 1986
Jane Wood ...  Annie Webster 2 episodes, 1986
...  Strachan 2 episodes, 1986
...  Thomson 2 episodes, 1986
Dave Hill ...  Frank Webster 2 episodes, 1986
...  Lady Angela Forbes 2 episodes, 1986
...  Dorothy 2 episodes, 1986
...  Franny 2 episodes, 1986
David Allister ...  General Asser 2 episodes, 1986
...  Aussie Gas Mask 2 episodes, 1986
Philip McGough ...  Edwin Woodhall / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Louis Mellis ...  Scots Gas Mask 2 episodes, 1986
...  Gilzean 2 episodes, 1986
Aran Bell ...  Fallows 2 episodes, 1986
Billy Clarke 2 episodes, 1986
Terry Cundall ...  Bertram 2 episodes, 1986
Peter Hutchinson ...  Norman 2 episodes, 1986
Ted Richards ...  PC Fulton 2 episodes, 1986
Richard Ireson ...  Inspector Ritchie 2 episodes, 1986
David Miller ...  Spruce 2 episodes, 1986
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During the First World War, Percy Toplis, a deserter from the British Army, plays a major role in the Étaples Mutiny in September 1917.

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31 August 1986 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Мятежник с моноклем  »

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(3 episodes) | (DVD) | (1 Episode)

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The BBC was criticized for advertising it as a true story, when it was mostly fiction. According to his 2013 obituary, this was cited by The Guardian as a contributing factor, as well as a series of other editorial controversies, which led to the forced resignation of Director-General Alasdair Milne in January 1987. See more »

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whether fact or not,moral is in the message.
31 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

Whether the events portrayed at Passchendale are true or not exactly accurate,this is still moving and emotive drama.Maybe useful as a training manual on how not to treat recruits, as bullying and brutality can still raise their ugly heads.Everyone has a breaking point and rather than instilling pride the Redcaps degraded and abused to the extent the soldiers were stripped of their dignity and had nothing to lose in mutiny.The drama certainly gets the viewer on the side of Percy Topliss,i was urging his escape from the pernicious official Woodhall.Whether mutiny jeopardised the allied cause,the underlying themes showed the complexity of the situation and how discipline stretched to inhumanity can backfire.


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