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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 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
Paul Tinto ...  Corporal Chris Dimarco 2 episodes, 2017
Amira Ghazalla ...  Alima Saeed 2 episodes, 2017
Stuart Graham ...  Ronnie Carter 2 episodes, 2017
Alexander Tops Alexander Tops ...  Agent 2 episodes, 2017
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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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Drama | History | Romance | War

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UK

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

22 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Post See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

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Stereo

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Color
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Tim Oglethorpe's column in the Daily Mail in April 2018 reported that there would not be a second series despite high viewing figures. See more »

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An end to the age of empire......
7 October 2017 | by s3276169See all my reviews

The Last Post is, remarkably, an interesting watch.

On the surface, this series sounded downright dull. Military Police in one of the last bastions, of the fading UK empire. I watched the first episode as much out of a state of inertia, as genuine interest.

Suffice to say The Last Post captured my interest and held it beautifully. This is an engaging series with a emphasis on human interest blended capably with action scenes, that mirror in a faded way, current conditions in places like Afghanistan and Iraq.

Whats different is the prevailing sense of empire that blinds all but the most insightful British officers to the reality of life in Aden. There is still a rather naive view of empire as somehow benevolent and not oppressive, in spite of the torture of locals, the only accepted method of extracting information about resistance fighters. As one officer rightly points out to his commander "They hate us....".

Its a series with a very 60's vibe that has at its core a transition from the view of empire as a polite unassailable fortress, to one of open conflict and chaos.Its an interesting watch for this reason as the British forces operate almost as if they live in a transplanted "England". They go about their business with a certain "urbanity" with all the usual petty personal conflicts and intrigues, that does not reasonably reflect the danger they face.

I do not know where this series will go but thus far its started out with an interesting premise that could work very well or derail very badly. In any case so far its looking good. Eight out of ten from me.


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