Chris Ryans "Elite Forces"

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A factual documentary series starring former SAS legend and military author Chris Ryan will headline Bravo's autumn schedule, it has been announced.

The eight-part series, which has a working title of Elite Force, will follow Ryan as he explores some of the world's most remarkable police units. Those featured include Rio de Janerio's BOPE unit, Colombia's Junglas force and the Sunkar special forces in Kazakhstan.

Bravo Channel Controller David Clarke said: "This promises to be a series like no other. Chris is in the thick of the action whether it's rappelling out of helicopters in the Colombian jungle or taking fire in the Favelas of Rio. Chris is a true action man who revels in the same aspects of global, para-military policing as our viewers.

"We're privileged and excited to be working with someone as respected as Chris Ryan and we can't wait to bring this series to the Bravo viewers."

Executive producer Adam Bullmore added: "Elite Force is a great opportunity to take audiences on an exciting journey through the world's most extraordinary police units."
Sounds like he's picking up what ross kemp left.
 
#2
the term "Factual" in the same sentence as Chris Ryan does not compute.
 
#3
I seem to recall that Vinnie Jones has already filmed a somewhat similar theme which is about to be scheduled.
 
#5
Sounds good for a laugh. :)
 
#6
It will be great to see how other sneaky beaky troops around the world conduct covert op's in different operational environments !
 
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The_Cad said:
the term "Factual" in the same sentence as Chris Ryan does not compute.
MIAAOOOWWW!

Saucer of milk for the Cad's table! :D
 

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#8
The new reality TV - hard man explores hard places were hard men do theirt hard man thing in a place full of hard, but bad men.

Let's explore the potential differences in plot: Nope, there are no differences. The modern day 'Book for Boys'
 
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Biped said:
The new reality TV - hard man explores hard places were hard men do theirt hard man thing in a place full of hard, but bad men.
Biped said:
Let's explore the potential differences in plot: Nope, there are no differences. The modern day 'Book for Boys'
You make it sound like Gay Porn! 8O
 
#10
if it's got chris ' i've killed hundreds' ryan, it must be good :roll:
 
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vvaannmmaann said:
Brilliant.Will the book,dvd,t-shirt,beret etc,etc be available in time for Christmas?
You sir are one cynical fcuker, how very dare you 8)
 
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blue-sophist said:
VarSity said:
Is the general consensus that Chris Ryan is a tit? Is he a bad writer or something?
"We're privileged and excited to be working with someone as respected as Chris Ryan ...
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Does that answer the question?
"Chris Ryan" and "Andy McNab" get some flak now and then and IMHO it's partly because of fame and fortune. In the slaggings they get it's funny how often the writer mentions the money and celebrity, but not that they maybe made some bad decisions, got arrogant, or should have kept quiet for the good of the Regiment.

Anyone here never made a bad decision, or let a swollen head get the better of him? Wish I had a tenner for every time I fcuked up.

If I had one criticism, beyond the decision to publish in the first place, I think "Ryan" and "McNab" should have stuck to the facts and avoided the temptation to dramatise and exaggerate ... but I reckon that must have been bl00dy difficult with a ghostwriter on one shoulder and a publisher waving cheques over the other.

You can't take away from them that they were basically outstanding soldiers, tough, smart, brave blokes - yeah, who shared some human flaws with the rest of us.

Disclaimer: I had f*all to do with Granby so it's just one miserable old git's opinion.
 
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VarSity said:
Is the general consensus that Chris Ryan is a tit? Is he a bad writer or something?
There's little doubt that Ryan was a good soldier; Badged Them, carried out the longest E&E in the Regiment's history etc.

However, The One That Got Away contained a lot of exaggerations(so I've been told; I'm not in a position to judge myself)and his other books are the kind of ghost-written SAS Porn beloved of Walts.

Personally, I don't have any real problem with the bloke. This does sound a fairly interesting concept, so I'll watch the first couple of episodes and make up my own mind. :)
 
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HH_2 said:
Werewolf said:
VarSity said:
his other books are the kind of ghost-written SAS Porn beloved of Walts.

Although in all fairness if they are novels, then you can hardly blame him for trying to make them good airport/plane reading fodder, sells more books.
Fair point, and nobody is forced to read them. Pay your money and take your chance. :)

As I said, I've no axe to grind regarding McNab or Ryan. As long as it does'nt break OpSec, who am I to complain if a soldier can make some money writing about his career? He/She has served their country, so good luck to them.
 

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