PRIVATES is the story of the last intake of conscripts for National Service in 1960; eight young men undertake basic training at a windswept camp in Yorkshire, as the end of the era of deference meets the world of rock n' roll.
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 Private Lomax (5 episodes, 2013)
Matthew Aubrey ...
 Private Davies (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Captain Gulliver (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Private White-Bowne (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Norah Preston (5 episodes, 2013)
David Kirkbride ...
 Private Hoy (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Private McIlvenny (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Corporal Barrowman (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Sergeant Butcher (5 episodes, 2013)
Billy Seymour ...
 Private Wratten (5 episodes, 2013)
Marc Silcock ...
 Lance Corporal Jimmy Hobbs (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Audrey Gulliver (5 episodes, 2013)
Sam Swann ...
 Private Rothman (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Connie Charles (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Private Keenan (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Captain Bulgakov (4 episodes, 2013)
Johnny Hamilton ...
 Section 1 Private (3 episodes, 2013)
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PRIVATES is the story of the last intake of conscripts for National Service in 1960; eight young men undertake basic training at a windswept camp in Yorkshire, as the end of the era of deference meets the world of rock n' roll.

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Privates
13 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My wife recorded this series for me saying that I would probably like it after serving in the army for 8 years.2 years boys and 6 regular.1959 -1968.I did enjoy it although like 'WOEFUL' there were a lot of errors.You got all sorts of people with you some good some bad.What made me laugh was the lad who could not co-ordinate his marching timing right.We had a few like that,but the thing they did miss out was the violence.If you made mistakes and caused the troop to do extra duties or square bashing,it was not uncommon to get a beating up in the middle of the night to get you to toe the line.And the NCOs and officers were not all nice and forgiving.The language was choice and roared at you at the highest a voice could get usually about 6 inches from your ear.The two most glaring errors were the lads saluting with no caps on this was definitely no no,and the lad carrying the union flag upside down.He would probably still be running round the square today.Even after this little rant I did enjoy it and it brought back happy memories.Well done


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