Two Men Went to War

Based on a true story, this comedy drama tells the tale of two members of the Army Dental Corps who decide to go on a personal mission to occupied France and fight the Germans in 1942. After a few failed attempts and armed with only two revolvers and a dozen hand grenades, they come across what they believe to be the Germans' main operations room. However, their heroics come under scrutiny when they find themselves facing spy charges.


  • 2009-05-16 16:05:00 - 2009-05-16 17:50:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two England, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Wales Analogue,
  • 2010-09-04 14:55:00 - 2010-09-04 16:40:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-09-04 15:30:00 - 2010-09-04 17:15:00 on BBC Two Scotland,


  • Director John Henderson
  • Sgt Peter King Kenneth Cranham
  • Pvt Leslie Cuthbertson Leo Bill
  • Emma Fraser Rosanna Lavelle
  • Faith Phyllida Law
  • Maj Bates James Fleet
  • Col Hatchard Julian Glover
  • Maj Merton Derek Jacobi
  • SM Dudley Anthony Valentine
  • Winston Churchill David Ryall
  • Writer Richard Everett
  • Writer Raymond Foxall
  • Writer Christopher Villiers