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11 November 191520151111

by Jonathan Ruffle

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Indira Varma, Lee Ross and Pippa Nixon star in this special story for Remembrance Day, set at La Gorgue on 11th November 1915. A day when Second Lieutenant Mickey Bliss finds himself in two meetings. One which might change the whole war for the Signal Service. And one which is about to change his life forever.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: Jonquil Panting

2 June 191620160602

Home Front's Kenny Stokoe arrives at the front, in this story by Jonathan Ruffle.

On 2nd June 1916, large numbers of Kitchener's new civilian army are massing in the valley of the Somme to take part in a carefully-planned, well-prepared attack of such overpowering weight that it might just end the war.

They include one Kenny Stokoe, local football hero for Marshall's, and spurned suitor of Edie Chadwick. Along with his pals, the newly-trained signallers of the Tyneside Scottish, Kenny is feeling confident. Until he meets the old army, in the person of Mickey Bliss.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

And through it all, we'll follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: Jonquil Panting.

2 June 191620160602

21 October 191520151021

by Nick Warburton

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, the new series of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago: from the Western Front, to Mesopotamia, via neutral Holland and occupied Belgium.

And through it all, we'll follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Indira Varma, Lee Ross and Jassa Ahluwalia star in this story, set at Brigade HQ 89th Punjabis, Pont du Hem, France, on October 21st, 1915. Mickey Bliss returns to the front line as a newly-trained officer, with the beginnings of war-winning technology in his hands. But it's a month since the battle of Loos began - and the Allies are still where they were before it started.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: Jonquil Panting.

Indira Varma, Lee Ross and Jassa Ahluwalia star in this story, set at Brigade HQ 89th Punjabis, Pont du Hem, France, on October 7th, 1915. Mickey Bliss returns to the front line as a newly-trained officer, with the beginnings of war-winning technology in his hands. But it's a month since the battle of Loos began - and the Allies are still where they were before it started.

28 October 191520151028

28 October 191520151028

by Michael Chaplin

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Justin Salinger, Indira Varma and Anna Madeley star in today's story set in neutral Holland. Tasked to complete a sensitive diplomatic mission Robert de Tullio finds himself drawn deeper not only into the murky waters of 1WW Intelligence but also into a more personal and dangerous quest .

Robert - Justin Salinger

Commentator - Indira Varma

Martins - Sam Dale

Tamara - Anna Madeley

Meulken - Mark Edel-Hunt

Jonqueer - William Brand

Van Hasselt - Chris Pavlo

Guard - Neet Mohan

Barman - David Hounslow

Driver - David Acton

Celestine - Pippa Nixon

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: David Hunter.

28 October 191520151028

by Michael Chaplin

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Justin Salinger, Indira Varma and Anna Madeley star in today's story set in neutral Holland. Tasked to complete a sensitive diplomatic mission Robert de Tullio finds himself drawn deeper not only into the murky waters of 1WW Intelligence but also into a more personal and dangerous quest .

Robert - Justin Salinger

Commentator - Indira Varma

Martins - Sam Dale

Tamara - Anna Madeley

Meulken - Mark Edel-Hunt

Jonqueer - William Brand

Van Hasselt - Chris Pavlo

Guard - Neet Mohan

Barman - David Hounslow

Driver - David Acton

Celestine - Pippa Nixon

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: David Hunter.

4 November 191520151104

by Jonathan Ruffle

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, TOMMIES traces one real day at war exactly 100 years ago.

Indira Varma, Danny Rahim and Avin Shah star in this story which begins on a gunboat making its way up the river Tigris. Signallers Ahmadullah and Zarbab have a perilous mission to deliver a wireless set to beleaguered forces in Baghdad. It proves a particularly gruelling and testing time for Ahmadullah.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: David Hunter.

017 October 19142014100720150417 (BBC7)

The German advance is being held north east of Paris, on the day Mickey arrives at war.

by Michael Chaplin.

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

And through it all, we'll follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Indira Varma, Lee Ross and Alex Wyndham star in this story, based on events in the valley of the Aisne, on October 7th, 1914. The German advance is just being held 60 miles north-east of Paris, on the day Mickey Bliss arrives at war.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: David Hunter.

0214 October 19142014101420150420 (BBC7)

Wounded in action, Walter Oddy is among thousands arriving at the hospitals in Boulogne.

by Nick Warburton.

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Lee Ross, Pippa Nixon and Indira Varma star in this story, set on October 14th, 1914. Walter Oddy, wounded in action, is among thousands arriving today at the hospitals in Boulogne. Among so many casualties - will there be time to save one life?

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: Jonquil Panting.

0321 October 19142014102120150421 (BBC7)

Mickey's plan to be a battlefield tourist is undone by an artillery captain on a mission.

by Jonathan Ruffle.

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Indira Varma, Lee Ross and Alex Wyndham star in this story, set at Ypres during the first Battle of Langemarck. Mickey's signals unit goes forward with the British offensive. And just as no battle plan survives contact with the enemy, so Mickey's plan to be a battlefield tourist is not about to survive contact with an artillery captain on a mission of his own.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: David Hunter.

0428 October 19142014102820150422 (BBC7)

The first Indian Army soldiers arrive on the battlefields of France.

by Michael Chaplin.

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we'll follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Indira Varma, Danny Rahim and Nicholas Farrell star in this story, as the first Indian Army soldiers arrive on the battlefields of France, and the under-equipped infantry of the 9th Bhopal Regiment find themselves on the front line at the first battle of Neuve Chapelle.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: Nandita Ghose.

0511 November 191420141111

By Nick Warburton.

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Indira Varma, Lee Ross and Sam Rix star in this story, as Mickey finds himself at Ypres with the exhausted British Expeditionary Force, and no one to defend a vital breach in line, at Nonne Bosschen copse.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: Jonquil Panting.

054 November 19142014110420150423 (BBC7)

Dr Celestine de Tullio returns from France to find that things are amiss.

by Michael Chaplin.

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of Tommies traces one real day at war and behind the battlefront, exactly 100 years ago.

And through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Indira Varma, Pippa Nixon and Patrick Kennedy star in this story, as Dr Celestine de Tullio returns from France to find that things are amiss with army medicals, while her husband Robert gets embroiled in the realities of financing a war.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: Jonquil Panting.

0611 November 19142014111120141111 (BBC7)
20150424 (BBC7)

Mickey finds himself at Ypres with the exhausted British Expeditionary Force.

By Nick Warburton.

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Indira Varma, Lee Ross and Sam Rix star in this story, as Mickey finds himself at Ypres with the exhausted British Expeditionary Force, and no one to defend a vital breach in line, at Nonne Bosschen copse.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: Jonquil Panting.

0727 April 191520150427

by Nick Warburton

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Under the constant threat of gas attack in the village of La Brique just north of Ypres, Mickey Bliss and his signals colleagues are trying to work out why the enemy are always one step ahead.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: David Hunter.

094 May 191520150504

by Nick Warburton

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

A day of rest behind the lines is not easy for Mickey Bliss and his Signals colleagues. A time for not only parcels, a haircut, a drink or two, and the sourcing of valuable equipment but also bad temper.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: David Hunter

1011 May 191520150511

by Jonathan Ruffle.

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Indira Varma, Danny Rahim and Avin Shah star in this story, as signaller Ahmadullah Khan is posted from the immoveable wall of the Western Front, to join the very start of the Gallipoli campaign, where the Allies will attempt to dash round the back of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and win the war from the south. But there's a steep hill to climb from Gully Beach to victory - and not all the British forces want to climb it.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: Jonquil Panting.

1018 May 191520150518

by Michael Chaplin. Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

We are now in 1915 and continuing to follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Indira Varma, Pippa Nixon and Parth Thakerar star in this story, set on the Eastern Front where the Russian army has been routed at Gorlice. The Russians are retreating, but the renegade Prince Balashov is determined to wrench some kind of victory from defeat. British surgeon Celestine de Tullio has found enough new purpose in War, to play a part in this plan.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: Nandita Ghose.

1025 May 191520150525

by Michael Chaplin

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle.

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Through it all, we follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of the war, over four long years.

Today Mickey Bliss is in London, taking time out from signals training at Aldershot to look up an old friend who might finance his much-needed overhearing device. But he also encounters someone much closer.

Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle

Director: David Hunter.