The BBC broadcast the first episode of this new six-part- drama on Sunday 1st October. BAFTA- winning Peter Moffat (The Night Of, The Village) has written the glorious period drama set in the 1960s, following a Royal Military Police unit in Aden (Yemen). The officers and their family might be a long way from home and in a dangerous place, but the characters are not without their domestic and romantic dramas.
The cast is led by Jessie Buckley (War and Peace), Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife), Amanda Drew (Broadchurch), Ben Miles (The Crown) and Stephen Campbell Moore (History Boys), who star with newcomer Jeremy Neumark- Jones. Rising star Tom- Glynn Carney (Dunkirk) also makes an appearance.
The Last Post promises a new perspective on the swinging sixties as the spirit of sexual liberation and freedom collides with the brutal realities of the insurgency in Aden.
The programme comes from Bonafide Films, The Forge Entertainment and Ospringe Media Limited for BBC One and Amazon and is executive produced for Bonafide Films by Margery Bone and Elwen Rowlands, and by George Faber and Mark Pybus for The Forge Entertainment.