Saturday, July 05, 2008

The Last Englishman

I have a new hero: Lieut. Colonel Alfred Daniel Wintle.

Jim Broadbent made a TV film about him. I haven't watched it yet but I have assembled a YouTube playlist at


chris said...

Are you sure he wasn't welsh born?
or was Jim Broadbent welsh born?

A real gem of a piece. the best of british tv. the ability to make you laugh & cry at the same time. Genius.

thanks for bringing it to light.

chris said...


chris said...

I couldn't believe that this was not fiction. Whilst some facts seem embelished/moulded, the bulk is actually true. Bizzare.

Nick Browne said...

Blimey I had better watch it.