Last Post, The (BBC-1 2017, Jessie Buckley, Jessica Raine)

Period military drama series The Last Post, created by Peter Moffat, takes us back to the 1960’s, when a group of Royal Military Policemen and their wives are posted to Aden in The Yemen. It’s dangerous times and the officers are caught right in the middle.

Dashing, newlywed RMP Captain Joe Martin (Neumark-Jones) and his wife Honor (Buckley) arrive dressed like JFK and Jackie, full of excitement and ambition about the start of married life. A big new adventure. But how well does Honor know the man she’s just married?

Feisty Alison (Raine) couldn’t be more different. Direct, funny, a woman ahead of her time, she feels cooped up and claustrophobic and ready to lead Honor gloriously astray. Alison’s husband Lieutenant Ed Laithwaite (Campbell Moore) is a progressive soldier, a deep thinker. The army doesn’t like this about him. Somewhere down the line Ed and Alison seem to have lost each other. Gin, red lipstick and other men give Alison what she feels she needs now. Can these two outsiders find each other again?

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Other characters include stoic Mary Markham and her husband Major Harry Markham who is the commanding officer.

Moffatt based the series on the lives of his parents.

Ben Miles as Major Harry Markham
Jeremy Neumark Jones as Captain Joe Martin
Stephen Campbell Moore as Lieutenant Ed Laithwaite
Jessie Buckley as Honor Martin
Amanda Drew as Mary Markham
Jessica Raine as Alison Laithwaite
Essie Davis as Martha Franklin
Tom Glynn-Carney as Lance Corporal Tony Armstrong
Louis Greatorex as Lance Corporal Paul Stoneham
Chris Reilly as Sergeant Alex Baxter
Kevin Sutton as Corporal Israel Orchover
Paul Tinto as Corporal Chris Dimarco
Toby Woolf as George Markham
Ouidad Elma as Yursa
Andrew Havill as Dr Russel
Joseph Kennedy as Captain Nick Page
Richard Dillane as Harvey Tilbrook
Aymen Hamdouchi as Abdul-Kadir Hakim

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crew details
Writer and Executive Producer: Peter Moffat
Executive Producers: Mark Pybus, Margery Bone, Elwen Rowlands, George Faber, Lucy Richer
Directors: Jonny Campbell, Miranda Bowen
Costume designer: Kate Carin
Composer: Solomon Grey
Military advisor: Jonathan Walker

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC One – Bonafide Films – The Forge Entertainment
Duration: 6×60 minute episodes
Aired From: 2017

SEASON ONE 1 Oct 2017 –
1. EPISODE ONE (1 Oct 2017)
2. EPISODE TWO (8 Oct 17)
3. EPISODE THREE (15 Oct 2017)

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.