In the third episode of new 1960’s set drama The Last Post, airing on Sunday 15 October at 9.00pm on BBC One, it’s Christmas in Aden. Romance is blossoming between Armstrong (Tom Glynn-Carney) and Yusra and the RMP are bolstered by news of Abdul-Kadir Hakim’s capture by another regiment.
Concerned about the publication of damaging photographs taken by the American reporter Martha Franklin, Markham (Ben Miles, pictured above) orders Joe to meet with her and retrieve the film. He does as requested but is disarmed by her confident charm and there is a clear spark between them.
As Alison (Jessica Raine) struggles to cope with Page’s death, Ed (Stephen Campbell Moore) reveals his knowledge of her affair and attempts to reconnect with her. When she reveals that Joe (Jeremy Neumark Jones) has prevented Honor befriending her, Ed defies him and invites Honor (Jessie Buckley) round for Christmas Eve games.
After Christmas dinner, everyone heads to the BP Club. Since the Markhams are staying at home this year, Honor offers to take George.
Despite having reluctantly agreed to swim with George, Joe instead passes him onto Yusra so that he can sneak off to meet Martha (Essie Davis) for a drink.
The Last Post Episode 3 (of 6) airs on Sunday 15 October 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC One.