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A Foreign Field

A Foreign Field

Nostalgic comic drama in which Cyril and Amos, two veterans of the Normandy landings, return to France to visit the grave of their wartime buddy

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1993
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1
Starring
Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Edward Herrmann, John Randolph, Geraldine Chaplin, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Grumbar, Jeanne Moreau and others
Writer
Roy Clarke
Director
Charles Sturridge
Producers
Martyn Auty and Steve Lanning

Cyril takes Amos to France to visit the grave of their wartime buddy Briggsy. While in Normandy they encounter Waldo, an American D-day veteran. Cyril and Waldo are determined to find their old girlfriend from 50 years before. Also in their party is the mysterious Lisa, whose secret is revealed only at the end of their journey.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Music by Geoffrey Burgon.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 12th September 1993 on BBC One at 9:05pm
Episode length
90 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 8th November 2009 at 10:00pm on BBC4

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