The Last Post films South Africa as Yemen
Drama The Last Post is filming on location in South Africa, doubling the country for Yemen in the mid-1960s.
Created by UK playwright Peter Moffat, the series follows a unit of British soldiers tackling an insurgency from Yemen’s port city of Aden, and the impact of the posting on the men and their families.
The story is partly based on Moffat’s own experiences as the son of an officer in the Royal Military Police.
South Africa is a hugely popular filming location for UK television dramas set in the Middle East as it offers similar visuals, a warm climate and greater political stability and security.
Recent productions have included modern military drama Our Girl, the period series Tutankhamun and the contemporary adventure series Hooten and The Lady.
Morocco is the only other international filming hub in Africa and is regularly used for projects with desert settings, and particularly war stories taking place in Iraq or Afghanistan.
For more on filming in South Africa see our production guide.