yeah complete kak the author who wrote it was quite accurate the BBC murdered it the end result made it look like any one who came out of the paras would turn in to a psychopathic tramp who smelled of piss don't get me wrong some do fall by the way side but that programme was complete bolloxs
When it was shown on the telly and obviously not showing Paras in a sympathetic light the lovable old Marines sent a letter up to the Pegasus pub in Aldershot absolutely taking the pish, especially about the bloke who kept singing '10 green bottles', the bloke who was portrayed having been shot in the throat was based on an actual bloke who was shot on Mt Longdon. I do believe it was shown once and never repeated.
Yeah that "I love you Frank" bloke was scary. Yeuch!
Jason Isaacs (Frank) has done pretty well since then though. He must have made a mint in the Harry Potter films as that freaky bloke with long white hair. Remember they were always singing "simply the best" too. Bunch of mincers.
To be honest, it wasn't the best advertisement for military resettlement!
Eddie O'Connell. That scene pretty much finished his acting career. Last seen playing a microscopic part as a road worker digging a hole in some long-forgotten ad. Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse did a superb mickey take: Divvies.