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The Passing Bells 

An epic historical drama spanning the five years of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of two ordinary young soldiers.
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Series cast summary:
Patrick Gibson ...  Thomas 5 episodes, 2014
Jack Lowden ...  Michael 5 episodes, 2014
Ben McGregor ...  Kevin 5 episodes, 2014
Matthew Aubrey Matthew Aubrey ...  Kenny 5 episodes, 2014
Felix Auer ...  Lanzo 5 episodes, 2014
Adam Long ...  Anthony 5 episodes, 2014
Wilf Scolding ...  Freddie 5 episodes, 2014
Charles Furness Charles Furness ...  Stefan 5 episodes, 2014
Simon Kunz ...  William 5 episodes, 2014
Johnny Gibbon ...  Rudi (2014) 5 episodes, 2014
Jordan Murphy ...  Ben 5 episodes, 2014
Hubert Burton Hubert Burton ...  Cyril 5 episodes, 2014
Sabrina Bartlett ...  Katie 5 episodes, 2014
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ...  Annie 5 episodes, 2014
Jennifer Hennessy ...  Susan 5 episodes, 2014
Erika Kaar ...  Joanna (2014) 4 episodes, 2014
Alex Ferns ...  David 3 episodes, 2014
Brian Fletcher Brian Fletcher ...  Derek 3 episodes, 2014
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An epic historical drama spanning the five years of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of two ordinary young soldiers.

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Drama | War

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UK | Poland

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English

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3 November 2014 (UK) See more »

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The Passing Bells See more »

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Red Planet Pictures See more »
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Shallow
18 June 2018 | by joefreitagSee all my reviews

The idea of the mini-series is terrific. The execution was shallow and lacking of real substance. Soldiers in WW1 only spent a small part of their time in the front trench yet in this they rarely seem to leave. It seems like the team had a recipe for what a mini-series needs, filled it all into the script and went with it. For WW2, Generation War was far superior with a similar bases and storyline.


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