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Cast announced for BBC One drama SAS: Rogue Heroes

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Based on Ben Macintyre’s book of the same name, the series will offer a dramatised account of the formation of the SAS during the deadly height of World War Two.

Connor Swindells (Sex Education) will front the series as David Stirling, an eccentric young officer desperate for action after being hospitalised during a training exercise accident in Cairo, 1941. Convinced that the army commando units are failing, he formulates a radical plan to recruit the nation’s toughest and brightest soldiers for a small undercover unit.