Guarding the Queen - ITV

#1
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. And I daresay a boost for recruitment. Nice touch with the close-up of Gdsmn Cooper's hand as he squeezed his sister's hand whilst on guard at St James'. Can't wait for the next installment.
 
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#3
It looked very good but I only caught the last 15 or so minutes. Also have to agree with the shot with his little sister.
 
#5
Although, if nitpicking, I was slightly surprised by the OC - training for deployment coming off ceremonial - who was comfortably too fat to soldier - and obviously felt it... He would have been given a short, sharp interview in my Regt...

Or is that just a Light Div view???
 
#7
Great, something that puts the army in a positive light...and on ITV1 during prime time viewing!!!

We need more of these types back on the box...this must help with recruiting and putting the army in peoples good books.
 
#8
great programme- you lads came out in a very good light

I wonder was the squeezing of little sisters hand a spontaneous or

rehearsed bit- either way it moved Mrs H.

The poor lad was dead embarrassed with the mother who was proud as punch of her lad-


why do the band rehearse in civies including suits when practicing
 
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#9
botfeckid said:
Although, if nitpicking, I was slightly surprised by the OC - training for deployment coming off ceremonial - who was comfortably too fat to soldier - and obviously felt it... He would have been given a short, sharp interview in my Regt...

Or is that just a Light Div view???
In the Majors defence. I share a house with a Grenadier CSgt and he said that he (the Major) had always been, er shall we say..........well fed!
 
#10
The best bit for me was the Company Sergeant Major who hated drill! His secret is out now!

Despite being 'well padded' the Major did well on his live firing exercise and the CO was happy to state this to camera.

Should be good for recruiting, especially for those families with potentialy 'wayward' teenage sons who need to be put back on track.
 
#11
Look out for a similar documentary in September 2007 on SKY 1 - it will cover 1 R ANGLIAN training for Afghanistan and then deploying. Ross Kemp is the narrator.
 
#12
Burnaston said:
Look out for a similar documentary in September 2007 on SKY 1 - it will cover 1 R ANGLIAN training for Afghanistan and then deploying. Ross Kemp is the narrator.
I'll look in, but I fear Ross Kemp is a walt! Or at the very least a wannabe hard-man.
 
#13
As the father of a serving Grenadier and also a veteran myself i must agree about young Steven squeezing his little sisters hand. Lump in throat time and damn my hayfever for making my eyes water. Well done the Grens in fact BLOODY WELL DONE. A vey proud father.
 
#14
Great documentary. Missus sniffed and wiped away a tear when the hand squeezing shot was shown. Loved the bit where the new recruits were marched in.....and out....and in....and out! Class!
 
#17
I normally steer clear of ITV. In fact, I usually steer clear of TV full stop but I was compelled to watch this prog tonight to witness the usual hatchet job by the media but I was pleasantly surprised to wonder where the hell an hour had gone! Last time I saw Marcus was on a drunken night out in Leicester when the pair of us got lost and couldn't find our way home. He's filled out a bit since then, the old scrote! I thought Max Baring (producer/director) did an excellent job for ITV and pitched it just right rather than say Molly Dineen for Ch 4 style. I suspect that the hand-squeezing shot was set up but it still hit home..

Look forward to the next episode.
 
#18
It is indeed a good show! Army in a good light, that lad had a bad history but now his entire family is proud of him, it just shows that almost anyone can be someone in the army, bound to boost recruitment. Amazing that it wasn't sneakily edited just before airing to show the army in some horrible manner.
 
#19
Snail said:
It is indeed a good show! Army in a good light, that lad had a bad history but now his entire family is proud of him, it just shows that almost anyone can be someone in the army, bound to boost recruitment. Amazing that it wasn't sneakily edited just before airing to show the army in some horrible manner.
Snail is NOT to be confused with me...... (check PMs)

However, it was a good programme, and I do admit, I had a little bit of grit in my eye when he held his sister's hand.

I lied, I went through half a box of tissues.... :cry:
 
#20
Bugger, missed it. Is it going to be repeated?
 

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