The Monocled Mutineer

The Monocled Mutineer (1986)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Creator: Alan Bleasdale
  • First Air Date: 1986-08-31
  • Last Air Date: 1986-09-21
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 4
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 70 min.
  • Networks: BBC One
  • Director: Jim O'Brien
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The Monocled Mutineer TV series follows the rebellion that took place at the notorious Etaples Training Camp in northern France on the eve of "The Battle of Passchendaele" in 1917. After the mutiny, the dashing Percy Toplis takes flight, dressed as a British officer, soon to embark on a love affair with beautiful young widow, Dorothy. A solder in the First World War, the real Percy Toplis was a rake, rogue and master of disguise who became the most wanted man in Britain. This controversial, acclaimed 1986 four-part BBC dramatisation of high romance, hilarious impudence and savage retribution was adapted by Alan Bleasdale from the book by William Allison and John Fairley.

  • Keywords: based on novel or book, mutiny, world war i, miniseries
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    The Monocled Mutineer Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1986-08-31
    4 Episodes

    The Monocled Mutineer Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Making of a Hero70 min
    Season 1Episode 2Before the Shambles70 min
    Season 1Episode 3When the Hurly-Burly's Done70 min
    Season 1Episode 4A Dead Man on Leave70 min
    • Paul McGann

      as Percy Toplis
    • Philip McGough

    • Cherie Lunghi

    • Jerome Flynn

      as Franny
    • Timothy West

    Directing Jim O'Brien Director
    Production Richard Broke Producer
    Sound George Fenton Music
    Writing Alan Bleasdale Writer