The Colonel Of The Bridge On The River Kwai

Episodes

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0120100405 (BBC7)
20110718 (BBC7)

The story of Burma's real PoW colonel - Philip Toosey.

Anton Lesser reads his granddaughter Julie Summers' biography.

Read by Anton Lesser.

0220100406 (BBC7)
20110719 (BBC7)

Following the fall of Singapore, Philip Toosey is confronted by the appalling prison camp conditions.

Read by Anton Lesser.

After Singapore's fall, Philip Toosey is confronted by appalling prison camp conditions.

0320100407 (BBC7)
20110720 (BBC7)

Philip Toosey's men are forced to move camp and set about constructing railway bridges for the Japanese.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Toosey's men are forced to move camp and begin building railway bridges for the Japanese.

0420100408 (BBC7)
20110721 (BBC7)

Dismayed Philip Toosey is separated from his men and forced to establish an allied hospital prison camp.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Dismayed Philip Toosey is forced to establish an allied hospital prison camp.

0520100409 (BBC7)
20110722 (BBC7)

Philip Toosey succeeds in improving the camp's sanitary conditions, but is brutalised by Japanese guards.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Toosey improves the camp's sanitary conditions, but is brutalised by Japanese guards.

0620100412 (BBC7)
20110725 (BBC7)

Philip Toosey and his men must suffer Japanese brutality - and air raid horror from allied bombers.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Philip Toosey and his men suffer Japanese brutality and air raids from allied bombers.

0720100413 (BBC7)
20110726 (BBC7)

After the Japanese surrender, Philip Toosey oversees his men's journey home and return to civilian life.

Read by Anton Lesser.

After the Japanese surrender, Philip Toosey oversees his men's journey home.

08 LAST20100414 (BBC7)
20110727 (BBC7)

Philip Toosey's war efforts are recognised by his men, royalty and a former high-ranking adversary.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Philip Toosey's war efforts are recognised by royalty and a former high-ranking adversary.