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Episode 1: Retreat

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Docudrama about events at Dunkirk in 1940. The Allies are in retreat, but the Navy can only pick up a few soldiers and Churchill is advised to make peace to save the rest. Show more


Signalman Wilf Saunders:
Michael Legge
Captain Bill Tennant:
Adrian Rawlins
Vice Admiral Tom Philips:
Geoffrey Kirkness
Private Robert Garside:
Mark Bagnall
Private GDS Gould:
Scott Moutter
Corporal Gill:
Ben Abell
Winston Churchill:
Simon Russell Beale
Anthony Eden:
Jack Fortune
Neville Chamberlain:
Christopher Good
Lord Halifax:
Richard Durden
Clement Atlee:
Richard Atlee
Sergeant Moore:
Lee Ross
Captain James Lynn-Allen:
Daniel Weyman
Signalman Clive Tonry:
Richard Sutton
Captain M Denny:
Nicholas Asbury
Vice Admiral B Ransay:
Richard Bremmer
Commander J Clouston:
William Hope
Alex Holmes
Rob Warr