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BBC teases new SAS drama starring Sex Education’s Connor Swindells

Connor Swindells, Jack O’Connell, Alfie Allen and Dominic West star in a new trailer for BBC drama SAS: Rogue Heroes.

Ex-education actor Swindells plays the eccentric young officer David Stirling in Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight’s TV show, which chronicles the emergence of the world’s most renowned and ruthless special forces unit.

In the trailer, Skins star O’Connell appears as Paddy Mayne, aiming a gun at the sky and fighting, while Game Of Thrones actor Allen stars as Jock Lewes.

Wire star Dominic West plays Lieutenant Colonel Wrangel Clarke in the teaser, which features dramatic explosions and desert scenes filmed in Morocco.

The trailer, set in Cairo in 1941, also stars Kingsman actress Sofia Boutella, Industry’s Amir El Masry and Carnival Row actor Theo Barklem-Biggs.

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Connor Swindells as David Stirling (BBC/PA)

Adapted from Ben Macintyre’s bestseller, the six-part series offers a dramatized account of how the SAS was formed during World War II after being granted access to secret SAS archives.

The show meets Swindell’s character, Stirling, in the hospital after a training exercise goes wrong.

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Dominic West plays Lieutenant Colonel Wrangel Clarke (BBC/PA)

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Devising a radical plan that defies all accepted rules of modern warfare, he fights for permission to recruit the toughest, bravest, and brightest soldiers into a small undercover unit that will wreak havoc behind enemy lines, following his claims that traditional commando units don’t work.

Creator Knight, who received critical acclaim with Peaky Blinders, is also known for the TV series Taboo and as a co-creator of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.

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Sofia Boutella in SAS: Rogue Heroes (BBC/PA)

The SAS: Rogue Heroes trailer was released on the same day as the final episode of Peaky Blinders.

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