Last Night, Another Soldier

Last Night, Another Soldier

A full-cast BBC Radio thriller


A gripping story from the frontline of Afghanistan

Afghanistan, 2009. Eighteen-year-old squaddie Briggsy is just three weeks into his first posting in Helmand Province and he's thrilled to be part of the action. But when his Rifle Section loses a man in battle, Briggsy is forced to confront the realities of war.

Also included is the fascinating interview with Andy McNab, in which he speaks to Jo Fidgen about his childhood, military career and writing.

Briggsy - Russell Tovey
Si - Lloyd Thomas
Flash - Paul Rider
Toki - Damian Lynch
Mackenzie/John - Stephen Hogan
Mum/Helicopter pilot/Radio Operator - Janice Acquah
Emma/Tannoy - Caroline Guthrie
Newsreader/Cookie - Matt Addis

Directed by Vernee Samuel
First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 1 August 2009

Andy McNab: soldier, writer, psychopath was first broadcast on BBC World Service, 22 July 2019

©2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

About the author

Andy McNab

From the day he was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital in London, Andy McNab has led an extraordinary life.

As a teenage delinquent, Andy McNab kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 SAS he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years – on five continents. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, 'will remain in regimental history for ever'. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS.

Since then Andy McNab has become one of the world’s best-selling writers, drawing on his insider knowledge and experience. As well as several non-fiction bestsellers including Bravo Two Zero, the biggest selling British work of military history, he is the author of the best-selling Nick Stone and Tom Buckingham thrillers. He has also written a number of books for children.

Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK, works in the film industry advising Hollywood on everything from covert procedure to training civilian actors to act like soldiers. He continues to be a spokesperson and fundraiser for both military and literacy charities.
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