Airdate: The Last Post

New UK drama coming to ABC looks at army life in Yemen in the 1960s.

New UK period drama The Last Post, starring Jessie Buckley & Jessica Raines, begins next week on ABC.

The 6 part series, written by Peter Moffat (Spooks) is a close up view of army life in Aden, Yemen, during the 1960s. It is based on his childhood memories, his father’s career as an officer in the Royal Military Police and his mother’s struggle between being what the army required her to be and what she felt like being.

It launched this week in the UK.

Set in the shimmering heat of Aden (Yemen), the drama centres on a unit of Royal Military Police officers and their families. Their job is two-fold: half soldiers and half policemen who face constant insurgency and threat. Danger is everywhere. Hand grenades, mines and sniper attacks are a constant threat.

But life and love must continue. The Sixties are starting to swing: sexual liberation, polka dot bikinis, new music and prized copies of Vogue have reached the sun loungers of the glamorous BP Club. 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?

8:20pm Saturday October 14 on ABC.

2 Responses

  1. Congrats on the ABC for showing it so quickly after the UK broadcast.
    It was only last week TV Tonight was complaining that UK shows were being significantly delayed a broadcast in Australia from their UK broadcast.

    1. It was channel specific: BBC First. That hasn’t changed. I’m happy to acknowledge fast-tracking, as I did here or as in Doctor Who for example. BBC First still has some speed to make up, especially given they are charging for the privilege. Thx.

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