The Last Post cast, spoilers and trailers from BBC One’s new drama


The Last Post concludes tonight on BBC One but who’s in the cast and what’s it all about?

From the The Last Post to the start time, here’s all you need to know…

The BBC says the The Last Post is “a close up view of army life set in the heat, glamour and extreme danger of Aden in the 1960s.”

Written by BAFTA winner Peter Moffat for BBC One, The Last Post is based on 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.

The Last Post continues tonight (November 05) at 9PM on BBC One with the final of six episodes.

The Last Post cast

Jessie Buckley (War and Peace) as Honor, Jessica Raine‎ (Call The Midwife) as Alison Laithwaite, Amanda Drew (Broadchurch) as Mary Markham, Ben Miles (The Crown) as Major Harry Markham and Stephen Campbell Moore (History Boys)‎ as Lieutenant Ed Laithwaite star alongside newcomer Jeremy Neumark-Jones as Captain Joe Martin in The Last Post.

Also starring Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk) as Lance Corporal Tony Armstrong, Chris Reilly (Homefront) as Sergeant Alex Baxter and Essie Davis (The White Princess) as war reporter Martha Franklin.

The Last Post spoilers

In the last episode, it’s Christmas in Aden. Romance is blossoming between Armstrong (Tom Glynn-Carney) and Yusra and the RMP are bolstered by news of Abdul-Kadir Hakim’s capture by another regiment.

Concerned about the publication of damaging photographs taken by the American reporter Martha Franklin, Markham (Ben Miles, pictured) orders Joe to meet with her and retrieve the film. He does as requested but is disarmed by her confident charm and there is a clear spark between them.

As Alison (Jessica Raine) struggles to cope with Page’s death, Ed (Stephen Campbell Moore) reveals his knowledge of her affair and attempts to reconnect with her. When she reveals that Joe (Jeremy Neumark Jones) has prevented Honor befriending her, Ed defies him and invites Honor (Jessie Buckley) round for Christmas Eve games.

After Christmas dinner, everyone heads to the BP Club. Since the Markhams are staying at home this year, Honor offers to take George.

Despite having reluctantly agreed to swim with George, Joe instead passes him onto Yusra so that he can sneak off to meet Martha (Essie Davis) for a drink..

The Last Post airs tonight at 9PM on BBC One.