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All The King’s Men (BBC-1 1999 with David Jason and Maggie Smith)

UK / BBC1-WGBH Boston / 1×110 minute episode /1999 14 Nov – Sun 9.00pm

Writer: Alma Cullen / Music: Adrian Johnston / Costume: Howard Burden / Design:David Woods /Military Advisor:Taff Gillingham / Producer: Gareth Neame / Director: Julian Jarold

Period drama. When world war one breaks out, a group of men working on the Royal Family’s Sandringham estate decide to join up, led by estate manager Frank Beck. On 12 August 1915 the platoon of men went over Sulva Plain in Gallipoli and were never seen again.

cast
DAVID JASON as Capt Frank Back
MAGGIE SMITH as Queen Alexandra
WILLIAM ASH as Sgt Ted Grimes
SONYA WALGER as Lady Frances
EAMON BOLAND as Arthur Beck
DAVID TROUGHTON as King George V
EMMA CUNNIFFE as Peggy Batterbee
PATRICK MALAHIDE as Capt Claude Howlett
GAYE BROWN as Queen Mary
PHYLLIS LOGAN as Mary Beck
JAMIE BEDDARD as Roland Adams
JAMES MURRAY as Pte Will Needham
TOM BURKE as Pte Chad Batterbee
BEN CROMPTON as Pte Davy Croft
JO STONE-FEWINGS as Lt Alec Beck
ADAM KOTZ as Oswald Yeoman