In the second episode of new period drama The Last Post, airing on Sunday 8 October at 9.00pm on BBC One, as dawn approaches, Sergeant Baxter (Chris Reilly) and Corporal Dimarco (Paul Tinto) join the SAS for Operation Starfish: a top-secret mission to capture Abdul-Kadir Hakim.
Meanwhile, Mary Markham (Amanda Drew) is in labour and rushed to hospital. Yet Major Harry Markham (Ben Miles) must lead his men to rendezvous with the SAS up country and escort the prisoner back.
They are accompanied by American reporter, Martha Franklin (Essie Davis), who has no issue with using her good looks to gain the soldiers’ confidence. Indeed, she immediately entrances Lance Corporal Stoneham (Louis Greatorex), to the irritation of Captain Joe Martin.
As the men leave on their mission, navigating the deadly Dhala Road, Alison introduces Honor to the glamorous BP Club, where they bond over cocktails and meet MI6 operative Harvey Tilbrook (Richard Dillane), purportedly a BP employee.
Major Markham must choose between his men and his family when things don’t go to plan…
Pictured are Martha Franklin (Essie Davis) and Captain Joe Martin (Jeremy Neumark Jones)
The Last Post Episode 2 (of 6) airs Sunday 8 October 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC One.