Get Some In! (1975–1978)
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Ruark sends four survivors to an island a week before a rescue exercise, the group look on in horror as most of their provisions fall into the sea, and Marsh shows off his hunting skills by sneaking back to the mainland.

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Ruark sends four survivors to an island a week before a rescue exercise, the group look on in horror as most of their provisions fall into the sea, and Marsh shows off his hunting skills by sneaking back to the mainland.

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18 May 1978 (UK)  »

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The final march
19 March 2010 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Marsh takes the lads with him to a remote Scottish island, where they will all spend exactly one week as part of a training exercise. Marsh sneaks off to the mainland to enjoy the comforts of four-star living, along with wife Alice. Sussing what he is up to, they make him take them along with them. In the middle of a meal, however, they overhear Alice chatting to Group-Captain Ruark, and make a run for it. The boat man cannot get them back as he has sold his boat whilst drunk.

Ruark has learnt that a ferocious storm will soon batter the island, and calls off the exercise. An air sea rescue helicopter finds nothing out there...

The final outing for 'Get Some In' is an improvement over other Season 5 episodes, but as a finale to the series comes across as a damp squib. The previous run ended in satisfying fashion with the lads falling on their feet while Marsh got posted to the coldest place on the planet. All that happens here is that they stay in his charge. When a sixth series did not appear, the fans did not complain.

Repeats have been thin on the ground since 1978. The opening episode was rerun as part of I.T.V.'s 'Best Of British' season in 1982, and the Christmas Special run on Christmas Day ( along with a festive 'Nearest & Dearest' ) in the late '80's. For a full re-run, however, you would have had to go to 'U.K. Gold' around that time. Granada Plus, launched in 1996, surprisingly ignored it.

In 2007, Fremantle announced that Season 1 would be released on D.V.D. as part of a comedy package that included 'Cooper's Half-Hours', 'The Howerd Confessions', and 'Its Mike Yarwood'. But it never happened ( and a good thing too or we'd still be waiting for Season 2 ), and it was left to Network to do the honours a year later.

Funniest moment - as Ruark laments the loss of his men, they suddenly emerge from the sea. Marsh claims that he used 'an old Eskimo trick' to predict the storm, and with the others, swam to the mainland! Ruark falls for this claptrap surprisingly.


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