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The Passing Bells

The captivating and emotive story of two young men, during the harrowing conflict of the First World War.

The Passing Bells Paddy in the Battlefield

The Passing Bells is a five-part drama for BBC One, which sees the conflict of the First World War unfold through the eyes of two very ordinary young men, who have enlisted in a war they expect to be over within months. As the conflict progresses, so do the boys’ stories, as they grow up amid the horror of war, and find love.

Commissioned to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, The Passing Bells charts the course of a conflict that cost millions of lives and reshaped the map of the world. 

Scripted by Tony Jordan, the story unfolds over five episodes and covers the landmark events in one of history’s largest and most tragic conflicts.

Cast includes: Patrick Gibson, Jack Lowden and Sabrina Bartlett.

The Passing Bells is a Red Planet Pictures production for BBC One and distributed by BBC Studios.