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      The Last Post (2017)

      Season 1

      The Last Post

      22 Reviews Fewer than 50 Ratings

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      The Last Post is old fashioned to a fault and features too many anachronisms to claim historical authenticity, but the series does provide a pleasing dose of escapism. Read critic reviews

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      Episodes

      • 1. The New Man

        Air date: Sep 10, 2017

        Captain Joe Martin arrives in Aden with his wife, Honor, to replace the outgoing and much-loved Captain Nick Page of the Royal Military Police.

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      • 2. Starfish

        Air date: Sep 17, 2017

        Led by Major Harry Markham, the Royal Military Police assist Special Forces on a dangerous mission; Mary Markham experiences complications with her birth; Alison Laithwaite introduces Honor to the BP Club.

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      • Captain Joe Martin meets with American journalist Martha Franklin to demand she hand over incriminating evidence; Christmas celebrations at the Royal Military Police base are cut short by a shocking discovery.

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      • 4. The CO's Boy

        Air date: Oct 5, 2017

        The RMP begin their desperate search; Tilbrook takes Markham to visit an important prisoner; Alison can't go on with her pregnancy; Alison confides in Honor about her affair; Ed receives intelligence that leads him into danger.

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      • 5. Precious Cargo

        Air date: Oct 8, 2017

        The NLF demand a swap; Alison watches over Ed, conflicted about their marriage; Honor confronts Martha; Yusra gets a coded message to Armstrong; Joe disobeys orders.

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      • 6. The Bigger Picture

        Air date: Nov 5, 2017

        Joe's future in the army hangs in the balance; Armstrong fears for Yusra's safety; Honor is devastated by Joe's secret past; Markham struggles between duty and his own moral compass.

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      Cast & Crew

      Jeremy Jones
      Jessie Buckley
      Essie Davis
      Richard Dillane
      Amanda Drew
      Ouidad Elma
      Toby Woolf
      Kal Naga
      Jessica Raine
      Chris Reilly
      Andrew Havill
      Stuart Graham
      Amira Ghazalla
      Margery Bone
      Elwen Rowlands
      George Faber
      Mark Pybus
      Matthew Read

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      • Jul 14, 2021
        This show started at a snails pace, but once it got it rolling it was captivating.
      • May 03, 2020
        I liked this a lot. I found it quite gripping. The officers and their wives all had distinct characters and issues. It resonated with me because my father was in the RAAF and was posted to the UK in the 1950s. As a young child I lived on a RAF base, and saw the "married quarters" and the military hierarchy from a child's point of view. In travelling to and from Australia our ship went through the Suez Canal. We stopped at Aden. I believe our ship was the first to go through the canal after it opened (having been closed by Nasser during the Suez crisis). The Arabs lined the shore and lifted their kaftans as the ship went through. The British and Australians had no idea how the locals felt, or even that they had a right to feel hostile. You can see this in The Last Post. Decolonisation was a bloody and drawn out process. These officers were caught up in the contradiction.
      • May 19, 2019
        History and human frailty under the burning sun. Excellent cast and clever story telling make it satisfying viewing.
      • Jun 15, 2018
        I'm not usually the target audience for drama series. I got tricked into watching this with the wife. It was marvelous. Hoping for a season 2.
      • Feb 01, 2018
        Loved it! Very well written, Great actors. Please bring season 2.
      • Jan 25, 2018
        Absolutely phenomenal. The acting, the story, the music. Every thing about it.
      • Jan 24, 2018
        What a great series from the BBC. each episode was better than the last. I hope for a season 2.
      • Jan 12, 2018
        Totally entertaining. Interesting characters with strong emotional impact.
      • Jan 05, 2018
        We watched the first episode and really liked the story line and the characters. We didn't even finish the second episode. The story became almost and amateurish spoof of itself. The writers put in battle field and hospital room scenes that were critical to the story but apparently did not take the time to understand basic concepts of either. It was like they brainstormed for an afternoon and called it good enough. Did not find this show credible.
      • Dec 28, 2017
        This is a powerful series exposing the ruptures of colonialism in Aden and Yemen. At first I didn't like the characters, then it became a realistic look at base life for British men and women in their protected and customary ways fenced in and feeling protected as the seeds of terrorism begin. I can see both sides in this excellent drama, well paced, surprising and the characters develop in deep ways. Kudos to all on this production. I am glad to see the BBC and Amazon collaborating on productions to be seen in America. As Americans still feel safe in their colonial bases and the homeland malls, perhaps this series will show the arrogance of the US at least. I loved that it is set in the early 60'. The world changed. We still don't realize how much.

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