Former soldiers in Britain's elite Parachute Regiment struggle to come to terms with civilian life after leaving the army.
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1992  
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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 ...  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
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Former soldiers in Britain's elite Parachute Regiment struggle to come to terms with civilian life after leaving the army.

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Legendary British comedian, Harry Enfield, made a spoof version called 'Divvies'. See more »

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Brothers In Arms
Written by Mark Knopfler
Performed by Dire Straits
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Lynda La Plante out of her depth
7 September 2005 | by ubercommandoSee all my reviews

I'm beginning to believe that 1992 could be the nadir of British television. We seemed to have been bombarded with a whole heap of leaden paced anti-establishment "drama" and Civvies is possibly the worst.

There's terrible over-acting from all concerned. Jason Issacs looks more like Prince Barin in "Flash Gordon" and Peter O'Toole isn't an East End gangster. O'Toole is a brilliant actor, the best of his generation and cruelly denied an Oscar but he's no cockney gangster. No one comes across as convincing in any way, and the "action" and fight scenes are so poorly done. Is this from the same country that gave us "The Sweeny", "The Professionals" and "Target"? La Plante's script will have you believe that all ex-army soldiers are psychopathic time bombs waiting to go off in civilian life. The cop show "Between the Lines" stuck the knife in to the police and "Civvies" tries to do the same for the army. TV producers and networks back then just seemed to hate any government organisation and so gave us these shows. Have they forgotten that these people are responsible for saving lives and protecting their safety?


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22 September 1992 (UK) See more »

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(6 episodes)

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