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The Monocled Mutineer 

During World War I, Percy Toplis, a deserter from the British Army, plays a major role in the Étaples Mutiny in September 1917.
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1986  
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Paul McGann ...  Percy Toplis 4 episodes, 1986
Bill Fellows ...  Geordie 3 episodes, 1986
Matthew Marsh ...  Charles Strange 3 episodes, 1986
Anthony Calf ...  Guiness 2 episodes, 1986
Jane Wood Jane Wood ...  Annie Webster 2 episodes, 1986
Ron Donachie ...  Strachan 2 episodes, 1986
Timothy West ...  Thomson 2 episodes, 1986
Dave Hill ...  Frank Webster 2 episodes, 1986
Penelope Wilton ...  Lady Angela Forbes 2 episodes, 1986
Cherie Lunghi ...  Dorothy 2 episodes, 1986
Jerome Flynn ...  Franny 2 episodes, 1986
David Allister David Allister ...  General Asser 2 episodes, 1986
Geoff Morrell ...  Aussie Gas Mask 2 episodes, 1986
Philip McGough Philip McGough ...  Edwin Woodhall / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Louis Mellis Louis Mellis ...  Scots Gas Mask 2 episodes, 1986
Patrick Doyle ...  Gilzean 2 episodes, 1986
Aran Bell Aran Bell ...  Fallows 2 episodes, 1986
Billy Clarke Billy Clarke 2 episodes, 1986
Terry Cundall Terry Cundall ...  Bertram 2 episodes, 1986
Peter Hutchinson Peter Hutchinson ...  Norman 2 episodes, 1986
Ted Richards Ted Richards ...  PC Fulton 2 episodes, 1986
Richard Ireson Richard Ireson ...  Inspector Ritchie 2 episodes, 1986
David Miller David Miller ...  Spruce 2 episodes, 1986
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During World War I, Percy Toplis, a deserter from the British Army, plays a major role in the Étaples Mutiny in September 1917.

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This mini-series was never repeated by the BBC. See more »

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Fact or Fiction?
19 July 2007 | by maddogg666See all my reviews

Although some of the comments made on this BBC series are founded in fact, there are several which are completely false; Toplis did exist he was part of the "Mutiny" at "The Bull Ring" which was a brutal training ground for British soldiers during WWI in which troops were exposed to the effects of mustard gas at the hands of there own superior officers and, also in which counts of summary execution for Desertion number in the THOUSANDS!! The reason this adaptation of his story was received with such an extreme reaction from the British High Command was that it highlighted a situation which ultimately could have cost the Allies the war and which was totally caused by the Brutal nature shown by officers and military police to there own Conscripted soldiers. It is indeed true that the British Army files must be made available to the public in 2017, my only concern is that after 100 years of lies and deceit, how much of the truth remains unaltered and unabridged? This story, for me, highlights the view that any and all military powers have towards there own troops, one of complete contempt.


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UK

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31 August 1986 (UK) See more »

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Mytteriet med monokkel See more »

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(3 episodes) | (DVD) | (1 Episode)

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