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ITV The paras
Old 01-10-2019, 01:16 PM   #1
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ITV tonight , new documentary series on the para's. Should be interesting, not seen a good one since the classic done in the 80's.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:37 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up mate.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:56 PM   #3
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Good watch. Although, I must admit, I do like SAS Who Dares Wins as well.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:29 AM   #4
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The training seems a bit soft to me, I hope they just toned it down for the cameras. Shot within Merville Bks mainly.


Loved 'The Paras' from the early 80s!
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Old 01-21-2019, 05:12 AM   #5
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The training seems a bit soft to me, I hope they just toned it down for the cameras. Shot within Merville Bks mainly.


Loved 'The Paras' from the early 80s!
I dont think they could show the one from 80s again !!
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:37 PM   #6
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This one
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00jsgmy
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Old 01-27-2019, 03:23 AM   #7
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Well found ! What a theme tune. I too thought it wouldn't be palatable for a modern audience, mainly on account of the moustaches ...
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Old 01-27-2019, 03:55 AM   #8
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The milling ..." This is not come dancing, you're allowed to hit !"
" come on youre letting Campbell overtake ye ! A jock! We built a wall to keep them out!"
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:14 PM   #9
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The BBC series from the early 80s was essential viewing. Sad to say that Corporal Al Slater- one of the training staff featured in the series- was later killed in action in Northern Ireland whilst serving with the SAS and was awarded a Military Medal.


The series was ground-breaking for it's time and obviously generated loads of interest as it was aired just after the Falkland's War in which the regiment had played such a prominent role. It's held up really well, I think.


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Old 02-01-2019, 09:13 AM   #10
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Yes sad about Al Slater. Tough missions those.
Have enjoyed watching these 7 episodes again, excellent documentary, as you say stands up very well. Good insight and quite thorough. Far better than the ITV one !
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