Best military TV series??

#1
Mrs butDim and I were arguing the other night about the TV and were trying to decide the best British military tv series. She thinks Soldier Soldier rules, whereas i belive that Ultimate Force is best, but one of the lads at work like the navy one with the wife beater from Eastenders ("Hey Mo")

What do you think is the best?
 
#2
I wondered when that berk Robson Green would be mentioned, i remember very little of Soldier Soldier, but from what I do remember it was crap. I do like Ultimate Farce, but definatly not for its realism, purely for its "action" drama value, dont go forgetting Redcap, id give her one, maybe 2 depending on how pished I am

oh and you can tell Mrs butDim from Mrs Ucksake that she's dead right, god knows why but it must be a dorris thing
 
#4
Best ?Dunno maybe Soldier Soldier


Worst was a series about fly boys in the RAF, I was in crab air at the time and the mil adviser must have been having a laugh, all the acting seemed to be lifted from a b+w film, when not "working" all the pilots wandered around in best blue uniforms and all their needs were seen to by an aging WO
 
#6
My memory could be playing tricks with me but wasn't there an original series called Redcap in the 60s? I seem to remember Edward Woodward being in it.
 
#8
Must be soldier soldier, I was in Germany at the time and I really loved it, even refused to stag on cos of it (not really, just emphasising...).

I liked the series REDCAP with.... forgotten his name....

Allo allo is a close third!
 
#12
polar69 said:
Best ?Dunno maybe Soldier Soldier


Worst was a series about fly boys in the RAF, I was in crab air at the time and the mil adviser must have been having a laugh, all the acting seemed to be lifted from a b+w film, when not "working" all the pilots wandered around in best blue uniforms and all their needs were seen to by an aging WO
Would this have been "Squadron"? I remember it from the mid '70's ish.

Does anyone recall the original "Redcap" with John Thaw?

Ditto Spearhead?

Ditto "Combat" with Vic Morrow (US I know, but I loved it as a kid)?

Ditto some Aussie mini series about Vietnam which featured an 18 yr old Nicole Kidman?

I also liked "Piece of Cake" unrealistic but the planes were fab!
 
#16
Thaw, thats right!!!

I saw the DVD boxset on play.com..... but 40 squid, nah, just wait till it comes on uktv gold!!!
 

stet

War Hero
#17
band of brothers easy!
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
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#20
polar69 said:
Ditto some Aussie mini series about Vietnam which featured an 18 yr old Nicole Kidman?
Vietnam Vietnam, great series, Nicole Kidman in a school uniform.





I think I need to lie down.
 

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