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The Long and the Short and the Tall

Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Psychological drama about a British patrol who capture a Japanese soldier in the Burmese jungle during the Second World War. As they try to decide his fate, the men fall to fighting among themselves.

Screen adaptation of Willis Hall's play. Show less


Sgt 'Mitch' Mitchem:
Richard Todd
Pvt 'Bammo' Bamforth:
Laurence Harvey
Cpl Johnstone:
Richard Harris
Pvt Sammy Whitaker:
David McCallum
LCpl 'Mac' Macleish:
Ronald Fraser
Pvt 'Smudger' Smith:
John Meillon
Pvt Evans:
John Rees
Tojo Tojo:
Kenji Takaki
Leslie Norman

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