SAS originals Doc

#1
From Broadcast:
The History Channel has unearthed unseen interviews with the first SAS pilots for a new series on the unit's history.
The footage, originally shot in 1984, record the only interviews given by SAS founder David Stirling and his colleagues, collectively known as The Originals.

"Stirling was a gambler and a maverick; the men he gathered around him were rule-breakers, misfits, one-offs," said producer and director Keith Bunker.

"It's not just the inside story of how the SAS was formed, it is also the story of the lives and characters of an incredible group of men and their legacy - told for the first and only time in their own words."

The interviews will be broadcast in full across the 3 x 60-minute series, along with dramatic reconstructions of key battles, as SAS: The Originals.

The series will be presented by British Army veteran Colonel Tim Collins, and was ordered by channel director Richard Melman as a co-production from Bite Yer Legs and Blue Mountain.
Shame about the presenter... he'll be the commissioning editors' 'Army face' for ever, it seems...
 
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Rumpelstiltskin said:
Shame about the presenter... he'll be the commissioning editors' 'Army face' for ever, it seems...
Shame the presenter's not still in the army actually- he'd probably have preferred that- not to have been wickedly charged with war crimes and shat on by his peers and superiors. His is the face of a soldier who has been let down by the army big stylee.
I prefer his face to yours if you are against him.
 
#3
actiontoday said:
Rumpelstiltskin said:
Shame about the presenter... he'll be the commissioning editors' 'Army face' for ever, it seems...
Shame the presenter's not still in the army actually- he'd probably have preferred that- not to have been wickedly charged with war crimes and shat on by his peers and superiors. His is the face of a soldier who has been let down by the army big stylee.
I prefer his face to yours if you are against him.
Yawn... I meant, it's impossible to get any kind of doc about the Army onto the screen unless it's fronted by the same few people- which in turn affects what kind of doc it'll be. However good he was as an officer or as a person, I think it's unnecessary in this instance to have the archive footage fronted by him smoking a cigar and looking ally- but that's what it took to get it on TV. It's a moan on my part about TV production, rather than Tim Collins, so please don't shit yourself in indignation on my account.
 
#4
You might want to look further into his past to work out why he was chosen to present - who would you prefer, Ross Kemp as Henno Garvie??
 
#5
RoyalJock said:
You might want to look further into his past to work out why he was chosen to present - who would you prefer, Ross Kemp as Henno Garvie??
Have done, neck wound in. :oops:

But I just don't agree with presenter-led programming generally, I guess...
 
#7
Should be an interesting programme, my mates Dad was one of those originals, my mate had some cracking pictures and a written story by his Dad of the first few SAS. Sadly both of them have passed away.
 

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