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As not seen on TV

#1
How come Soldier Soldier never featured any green slime?  All the soldiers and officers seemed to do their own stuff.  Does this mean that slime are so dull that they wouldn't give 'good TV'?  How about a special docco just for them- Slime uncovered?
 
#3
No the small screen could not cope with that concept.

They did make a film some years ago about the quest for perfect security:  Monty Python's the Holy Grail

"  whose in charge here?"

"  in charge?..  we're an autonomous collective mate"

and we do have more factions than the Judean People's Front and the Irish Republican movement combined.

Coming soon in Imax " How I bored Saddam to death with a 200 page powerpoint presentation"
 
#4
An early series of 'Soldier Soldier' did feature a CSgt who learnt Arabic in his spare time (should have bought a PC instead and got a life! ;D) and then transferred to the Corps. Naturally it happens all the time in the real Army, or at least it used to before pay 2000 screwed up the incentive to do a language. :mad:
 
#5
Don't mock the lingust trade (when it was one).
OPSI(L)'s last I heard (on direct entry) left language trg at full screws!  Not bad.. less than 2 years out of phase 2 and £60 odd quid a day!
 
#7
Theres enough 'clerks' on squaddie programmes as it is, anyway that bird off Ultimate Farce who got shot up real bad, lost loads of blood, needed CPR, went into a coma but was still back in work for the following esisode just a week later is allegedly an Int Corps operator. :twisted:
 
#8
subbsonic said:
They did make a film some years ago about the quest for perfect security:  Monty Python's the Holy Grail

"  whose in charge here?"

"  in charge?..  we're an autonomous collective mate"
I think you'll find that was The Life of Brian! :D
 
#9
I do remember a certain Brig (DINT) thought it would be a good idea to have a documentary on the Corps and it was all planned. I think it was just after the move from Templer. Heard nothing more after that. Probably realised that it wasn't such a good idea.
 
#11
Soldier_Why said:
subbsonic said:
They did make a film some years ago about the quest for perfect security: ?Monty Python's the Holy Grail

" ?whose in charge here?"

" ?in charge?.. ?we're an autonomous collective mate"
I think you'll find that was The Life of Brian! :D
I think you'll find it was Holy Grail :)
 
#13
Davros_the_Dalek said:
Don't mock the lingust trade (when it was one).
OPSI(L)'s last I heard (on direct entry) left language trg at full screws!  Not bad.. less than 2 years out of phase 2 and ?60 odd quid a day!
Don't know where this rumour started but I can assure you it isn't and was never true.

As for Int Corps being on the old Silver Screen (albeit just the TV) what about Capt. Caroline Walsh who promised Ross Kemp's character 'Henno' in one episode the award winning series* Ultimate Force that she would jump into bed for a bit of 'action' in exchange for a Sig and chance to lose it in Sainsbury's - Thank God that wouldn't happen in real life or where would we be!!!!

*Film Actors Guild Award for Biggest load of Tosh ever made 2003
 

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#15
Attentions should also be turned onto the Malta Story, starring Alec Guiness, an Int Corps chap "debriefs" a gentleman that crashed on Malta during the Second World War.
 
#16
Dear God! It would cure the meeja feckers of poetic licence if they had a chance to do 'fly on the wall' at Overkill in the early/mid 80's: the place needed money spending on it just to turn it into a hovel!!
 
#17
was there not a 2 part miniseries or something, set at sandhurst? female int corps officer attacked, and went around getting revenge on her attackers. have a vague recollection of something like that, in the 90s...

of course most of my recollection of the 90s is somewhat vague ;)
 
#18
Wasn't there an episode of 'Time-Team' where the relic-loving soap-dodgers excavated something at Chicksands? Seem to remember they had assistance from some geeky-looking slimey types :wink:
 
#19
The Intelligence Corps may not feature much on television, but they are front page news on this month's Soldier Magazine. How long have they been using magnifying glasses - I thought they were only issued to RMP types?
 
#20
was there not a 2 part miniseries or something, set at sandhurst? female int corps officer attacked, and went around getting revenge on her attackers. have a vague recollection of something like that, in the 90s...
You might be thinking of “The Waiting Time”, based on a Gerald Seymour novel. It starts with a bigwig from the BfV visiting Templer, where he’s assaulted by a female operator. Turns out he’s actually ex-Stasi and was responsible for stiffing her East German boyfriend back in the good old days of the Cold War. She goes AWOL and goes after him for revenge. Not a particularly brilliant plot, really.

In the film “Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence” the character of Col John Lawrence (played by Tom Conti) is a Japanese linguist and is badged Int Corps, though it’s not explicitly mentioned in the film.

The film is based on the book “The Seed and the Sower” by Laurens van der Post. He actually was a Captain in the Corps during World War 2. He served in Abyssinia against the Italians and then in Palestine. He was posted to the Dutch East Indies in 1942 and was captured in Java by the Japanese.
 

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