1955 called up into R.A.F. a group of young men find it hard to cope,especially with a corporal who is unhappy and takes it out on them.
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Series cast summary:
Tony Selby Tony Selby ...  Cpl. Percy Marsh 34 episodes, 1975-1978
David Janson David Janson ...  Ken Richardson 34 episodes, 1975-1978
Gerard Ryder Gerard Ryder ...  Matthew Lilley 34 episodes, 1975-1978
Brian Pettifer ...  Bruce Leckie 34 episodes, 1975-1978
Robert Lindsay ...  Jakey Smith 27 episodes, 1975-1977
Lori Wells Lori Wells ...  Alice Marsh 22 episodes, 1975-1978
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1955 called up into R.A.F. a group of young men find it hard to cope,especially with a corporal who is unhappy and takes it out on them.

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16 October 1975 (UK) See more »

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(34 episodes)

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Color
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When one of the Irks saws through Marsh's caravan leg he uses a modern hacksaw, not available in the 1950s. See more »

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This program was superb and it is a travesty it is not available on DVD
26 February 2006 | by mission_control-1See all my reviews

Welcome to the world, post war Britain and the subject is National Service in the RAF Regiment, as the theme music goes "now you're in the RAF you'll never see a plane". Fabulous cast, all of whom are covered elsewhere on this site but the episodes have to be seen to be believed. This program bears all the hallmarks of an illustrious age before any thoughts of a nanny state, no political correctness, no punches pulled, they just told it as it is. This series was pure entertainment and it is a complete shame that only people of my generation got to enjoy it. Previous reviewers on this site have nailed it on the head and I can only back it up. If you have seen "Bad Lads Army", supposed reality TV, this knocks it into a cocked hat, and this is "drama". Please, BBC, put this out on DVD and put me down for the first copies.


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