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The Making of a Hero 

The background to Percy Toplis joining the British Army during the First World War.

Director:

Jim O'Brien

Writers:

Alan Bleasdale (screenplay), William Allison (novel) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul McGann ... Percy Toplis
Tony Williams Tony Williams ... Young Toplis
Jane Wood Jane Wood ... Annie Webster
Dave Hill ... Frank Webster
Malcolm Terris ... Johnson
Bert Parnaby Bert Parnaby ... Todd
Antony Brown ... Judge
Anthony Benson Anthony Benson ... Salvation Army Captain
Paul Slack Paul Slack ... First Soldier
Ian Mercer ... Wheelchair
Dorian Healy ... Cockney
Bill Fellows ... Geordie (as Billy Fellows)
Robert Putt Robert Putt ... RAMC Sergeant
Nick Reding Nick Reding ... Cruikshank
Jim Kirby Jim Kirby ... First Guard
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The background to Percy Toplis joining the British Army during the First World War.

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

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Quotes

Annie Webster: D'you *really* have to go back next week?
Percy Toplis: [dejectedly] Aye
Percy Toplis: [defiantly] But I'm buggered if I will.
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Oh! Oh! Antonio
Written by C.W. Murphy and Dan Lipton
Sung by Paul McGann
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Release Date:

31 August 1986 (UK) See more »

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