Former soldiers in Britain's elite Parachute Regiment struggle to come to terms with civilian life after leaving the army.




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Series cast summary:
Jason Isaacs ...  Frank Dillon 6 episodes, 1992
Elizabeth Rider ...  Susie Dillon 6 episodes, 1992
Caleb Lloyd Caleb Lloyd ...  Kenny Dillon 6 episodes, 1992
Bobby Coombes Bobby Coombes ...  Phil Dillon 6 episodes, 1992
Lennie James ...  Cliff Morgan 6 episodes, 1992
Eddie O'Connell Eddie O'Connell ...  Jimmy Hammond 5 episodes, 1992
Shirley Stelfox ...  Helen 5 episodes, 1992
Seamus O'Neill Seamus O'Neill ...  Harry Travers 5 episodes, 1992
Peter Howitt ...  Steve Harris 4 episodes, 1992
David J. Nicholls David J. Nicholls ...  Johnny Blair 4 episodes, 1992
Michael Carter ...  Arnie 4 episodes, 1992
Bhasker Patel ...  Marway 4 episodes, 1992
Griff Harries Griff Harries ...  Soldier (1992) 4 episodes, 1992
Peter O'Toole ...  Barry Newman 3 episodes, 1992
John H. Francis ...  Taffy Davies 3 episodes, 1992
Gareth Marks Gareth Marks ...  Wally Simpkins 3 episodes, 1992
Neil Caple Neil Caple ...  Det. Chief Insp. Riggs 3 episodes, 1992
Sharon Hinds Sharon Hinds ...  Shirley Banks 3 episodes, 1992
Alex Giannini Alex Giannini ...  Colin - Minder / ... 2 episodes, 1992
Terry O'Neill Terry O'Neill ...  Tony Malone 2 episodes, 1992
Mark Beckton Mark Beckton ...  Newman's Minder 2 episodes, 1992
Catherine Coffey Catherine Coffey ...  Mavis 2 episodes, 1992
Joanna Mays ...  Trudie 2 episodes, 1992


Former soldiers in Britain's elite Parachute Regiment struggle to come to terms with civilian life after leaving the army.

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22 September 1992 (UK) See more »

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Enter Civvy Street
29 July 2013 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

In the early 90s Lynda La Plante was hot property thanks to Prime Suspect and prolific as she is as a write, this was her BBC TV debut as a writer. La Plante admitted that her research showed that the life of the ex servicemen does not tend to be a happy one with some entering the life of crime, addiction, prison, break up in marriages and so this may not be destined to end up as happy ever after.

The series is about a group of ex-paratroopers who enter the world of private security whilst being tempted by a gangster played by Peter O'Toole with a mock cockney accent to do a shady job.

There are constant flashbacks to a pub explosion in Belfast which has left a legacy behind.

This series was the first time people saw Jason Isaacs and we have a heartfelt performance from Peter Howitt who plays a wounded colleague of the gang.

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