Documentary - For Queen and Country, BBC One Mon 7 Jun

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Monday 7th June, BBC One 21:00[/align]


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For Queen and Country is a new documentary scheduled for broadcast on Monday 7th June at 21.00.

The programme follows the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards as they prepare to lead this year’s Trooping the Colour. Having recently returned from a six month tour in Afghanistan on Herrick 11 they have had precious little time to prepare for the event, but must still meet the required standard to perform this prestigious role.

The documentary includes footage from Afghanistan and the drill square, and tells the story of how one and a half thousand men and women join together to create one of the greatest military ceremonies on earth.

For more information, see http://army.mod.uk/20617.aspx

Comments and reviews are welcome.

For Queen and Country: Monday 7th June, BBC One 21.00
 

spad

War Hero
#4
equality targets ;) it is aunty beeb after all
 
#6
Thought this was about the documentary on NI - never mind, its on youtube :) Will still watch your offerings tonight.
 
#7
johnboyzzz said:
Except for viewers in Scotland who will have the delights of Hobly fecking City :x :x


Twunts
Those (Scots) with Sky can tune to BBC1 England regions in and around Channel 985 (I think)
 
#8
should be good even if the subject is a bunch of 'orrible gren's
 

nark

Old-Salt
#9
You have to admire the achievements of this regiment - from Helmand to Horse Guards in 9 weeks - and that includes the Presentation of Colours.

Never before has the "Dual Role Concept" of the Guards been so magnificently portrayed.
I hope this programme concentrates on the proper soldiering aspects of their service - namely London Soldiering.
 
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Thought it was a good show, the Grenadier Guards must be feeling pretty full of themselves for having two major documentaries specifically about them in relatively quick succession.
Good to see the Corps of Drums being shown as well, all too often dismissed as simple musicians by the ignorant.
 
#14
Just had a quick look on Iplayer. Looks good.
Major General Cubitt was my Platoon Commander in February '81 when I got L/Cpl.
Good on him. He was alright. Quiet bloke but switched on.
Funny how we used to rival the other Regiments. Now I'm just immensly proud of them. Old age. :?
 
#15
Found it a good watch. Good balance in the portrayal of the two roles. At first I thought: Oh no, not that title, again... On second thought it describes the content better than in the zillion times it has been used in other docus/films etc.
 
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Fallschirmjager said:
Why do the BBC feel the need to have a black soldier present in every shot of its advertising?
Trooping colour...

Red tunics are an abomination!
 
#17
Rafair7643 said:
johnboyzzz said:
Except for viewers in Scotland who will have the delights of Hobly fecking City :x :x
Those (Scots) with Sky can tune to BBC1 England regions in and around Channel 985 (I think)
And with Freeview (50) or Virgin (108) you can just watch it on BBC HD ...
 
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BoomShackerLacker said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Why do the BBC feel the need to have a black soldier present in every shot of its advertising?
Trooping colour...

Red tunics are an abomination!
It's true.
Most mortals would quake at the idea.
You need certain qualities:
Sexual Tyrannosaur;
Sophisticated International Playboy;
Intensly attractive to the opposite sex;
Oh and most important: Never type shite!
:twisted:
 
R

renamed_user

Guest
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On last nights programme the rehearsals were shown taking place at Longmoor, why is this place used? I didnt think the camp had permanent barracks? Or are the troops bused in daily simply to use the square?
 

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