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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Excellent 6 Part Series Drama
8 June 2000 | by sikosisSee all my reviews

Civvies is an excellent, gripping drama about a groups of ex-paratroopers who leave army life to start a security firm. The 6 parts revolve around the bombing of a pub when they were in Belfast.

Jason Isaacs plays Frank Dillon, a real anti-hero, who has to deal with life in civilian (civvies) clothes.

There are also notable performances by Peter O'Toole and Peter Howitt (from UK TV Show Bread - the first "Joey").

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