Introduction Since 2016, the British Army has provided assistance to a variety of TV productions both ‘under contract’ and ‘out of contract’. What is Out of Contract? Unlike ‘under contract’, the Army does not keep a comprehensive list of projects for out of contract TV productions. They are programmes that are broader than Defence but… Read More
Channel 4 has announced that it will put members of the public through the demanding SAS selection process for a new series. The series, which currently has the working title SAS: The Selection, will see a group of men from different walks of life put through the physically and mentally challenging entrance tests. Each test… Read More
Programme Title: Royal Marines Commando School Synopsis: This new documentary series has unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the Royal Marines’ military training programme. The first two weeks of the 32-week recruit training course are among the toughest recruits will face. My Thoughts: The first two weeks will be difficult due to the fact that the recruits… Read More
Programme Trust Me I’m a Doctor, Episode 1 (of 3) Channel & Time BBC2 @ 8pm (UK) Synopsis Medical journalist Michael Mosley and a team of doctors offer advice on health, using their expertise and the latest research to investigate the truth behind various claims being made in the media. Surgeon Gabriel Weston takes part… Read More
An unofficial, but implicit, UK military maxim: Prior Preparation and Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance. This particular phrase was ‘made famous’ on the TV series Soldier Soldier between 1991-1997.
There are a number of interesting TV documentaries being aired over the next week on UK TV regarding diets, health apps and exercise: Horizon – Monitor Me on BBC1 @ 9pm: Dr Kevin Fong explores the boom in apps and gadgets designed to help people monitor their health around the clock. Scotland the Fat on… Read More