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Aden 1965. This is the story of a British army unit fighting a Yemeni insurgency in the Middle East and the women and children who were there with them.
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Series cast summary:
Jessie Buckley ...  Honor Martin 6 episodes, 2017
Jeremy Neumark Jones ...  Captain Joe Martin / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Tom Glynn-Carney ...  Tony Armstrong / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Jessica Raine ...  Alison Laithwaite 6 episodes, 2017
Ouidad Elma ...  Yusra Saeed / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Stephen Campbell Moore ...  Ed Laithwaite / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Ben Miles ...  Harry Markham / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Louis Greatorex ...  Lance Corporal Paul Stoneham / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ...  Mary Markham 6 episodes, 2017
Chris Reilly ...  Alex Baxter / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Toby Woolf ...  George Markham 6 episodes, 2017
Kevin Sutton ...  Corporal Israel Orchover / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Richard Dillane ...  Harvey Tilbrook 6 episodes, 2017
Essie Davis ...  Martha Franklin 5 episodes, 2017
Kal Naga ...  The Informant / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Aymen Hamdouchi ...  Kadir Hakim 5 episodes, 2017
Clayton Evertson Clayton Evertson ...  NLF Fighter / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Andrew Havill ...  Dr. Russell 3 episodes, 2017


Aden 1965. This is the story of a British army unit fighting a Yemeni insurgency in the Middle East and the women and children who were there with them.

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Drama | History | Romance | War


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English | Arabic

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22 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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The Last Post See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

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At 5:45 into episode 1, Lt. Laithwaite is seen holstering a Webley revolver as part of his uniform in 1965 Aden, despite the fact the Webley had been withdrawn from British military service by 1963, having been replaced by the Browning Hi-Power pistol. See more »


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Historical accuracy is lacking but a great drama
28 March 2018 | by vogeleyfamilySee all my reviews

I wasn't more than 11 years old when the incidents shown in 'The Last Post' were playing out but as a history buff I am very aware of the strife in Aden as the British were unwinding their overseas possessions. As a history buff and a retired field grade officer in the U.S. Army I saw the clinkers right off in the portrayal of the soldiers in the show. Yes, the folding stocks on the Sterling SMGs are never extended when in use. Yes, the troopers going into action failed to stand up the rear sight on the SLRs. Yes, there are other issues too, but the story surpasses them all. I've been the 'new man' myself joining a clubby unit and having to prove myself to the other officers and especially the NCOs. I was the newlywed who married and left for overseas duty immediately; my wife had to fly across the world to join me in a plane that had to make an emergency landing along the way to have duct tape applied to the tail to continue her journey. I was the Commander who had to make decisions that effected the lives of soldiers in my command. My wife and I first lived in a small compound of soldiers and their families in a foreign country with all of the stress and heartache that comes with this type of living. I absolutely loved this show. For once, put the military inconsistencies aside and immerse yourself in the lives of the show's characters. I watched all six episodes and found each one to be powerful and moving. I sincerely hope we get a second round of shows

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