All The King's Men

All the King's Men

The fate of the Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915 has remained shrouded in mystery for over eighty years.
The Company was a territorial unit, formed by a 'rag-bag' of servants, grooms and gardeners from the royal family's private country residence at Sandringham. Commanded by the their estate manager, Captain Frank Beck, the men advance into battle, where a cloud of dust and smoke - that appeared almost heavenly - was seen to engulf them. It was said that a strange mist descended onto the battlefield, covering the men and drawing them in.

All the King's Men was commisioned by the BBC as a major film for the millenium, to mark the end of a century blighted by wars.

Director - Julian Jarrold
Screenplay - Alma Cullen
Producer - Gareth Neame
Co-producer - Nigel McCrery

Music - Adrian Johnston

Conductor - Terry Davies
Played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
Leader - Cynthia Fleming

Recorded at Angel Studios, 13th & 14th September, 1999
Engineered by Steve Price
Music preparation by Colin Rae
Soundtrack released on BBC WMSF 6017

Cast: David Jason, Patrick Malahide, Ian McDiarmid, David Troughton, Phyllis Logan and Maggie Smith

All The King's Men (BBC) WMSF6017

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