Alan Bleasdale provides the script for this drama based on actual events during the First World War. After leading a rebellion at the Etaples training camp in northern France just prior to the Battle of Passchendaele, Private Percy Toplis (Paul McGann) adopts a monocle, disguises himself as an officer and escapes. He begins an affair with Dorothy (Cheri Lunghi), a beautiful young widow, but it is not long before the army are on his trail.
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Paul McGann and Cherie Lunghi star in this gripping true story of the First World War mutiny led by Private Percy Toplis.
The rebellion took place at the notorious Etaples training camp in northern France on the eve of the battle of Passchendale in 1917.
Following the mutiny the dashing Percy Toplis takes flight, dressed as a British officer. He embarks on a love affair with the beautiful young widow Dorothy.