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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.

  1. Alan Bleasdale


Series Cast

  1. Paul McGann as Percy Toplis

    Paul McGann

    Percy Toplis

    4 Episodes

  2. Philip McGough as

    Philip McGough

    4 Episodes

  3. Cherie Lunghi as

    Cherie Lunghi

    4 Episodes

  4. Jerome Flynn as Franny

    Jerome Flynn


    4 Episodes

  5. Timothy West as

    Timothy West

    4 Episodes

  6. Paul Butterworth

    1 Episode

  7. Philip Martin Brown as

    Philip Martin Brown

    1 Episode

  8. Ian Mercer as

    Ian Mercer

    1 Episode

  9. Jim Carter as

    Jim Carter

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 1

1986 | 4 Episodes

Season 1 of The Monocled Mutineer premiered on August 31, 1986.

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The Monocled Mutineer
The Monocled Mutineer


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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