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In 1971, fresh-faced, eager for heroics, the young officers arrive in Belfast. Pelted with rocks by kids, sniped at by the IRA, they take refuge in sex, black humour and the weird rituals of the officers' mess.

Director:

Diarmuid Lawrence

Writers:

Alan Judd (novel), Charles Wood
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Samuel West ... Lt. Charles Thoroughgood
Patrick Drury Patrick Drury ... Maj. Anthony Hamilton-Smith
Nicholas Farrell ... Lt. Collan Gowrie
Robert Bathurst ... Maj. Edward Lumley
Alexander Armstrong ... Capt. Henry Sandy
Daniel Flynn ... Lt. Tim Bryant
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Lt. Tim Bryant
William Tapley ... Lt. Phillip Lamb
Jonathan Firth ... LCpl. Winn
Anthony Watson Anthony Watson ... LCpl. Winn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Barrass David Barrass ... Sgt. Maj. Bone
Shaun Dingwall ... Lance-Corporal
Brendan Fleming Brendan Fleming ... Wounded Boy's Father
Richard Griffiths ... Brian Beazely
Natascha McElhone ... Janet
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Storyline

In 1971, fresh-faced, eager for heroics, the young officers arrive in Belfast. Pelted with rocks by kids, sniped at by the IRA, they take refuge in sex, black humour and the weird rituals of the officers' mess.

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1994 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Scout: Is that somebody calling us?
Charles: My Commanding Officer.
Scout: He seems upset about something.
Charles: Hard targets.
Scout: What does that mean?
Charles: Means, with us, we should either get under cover or make it difficult for the person about to shoot us, to shoot us without himself being shot.
Scout: Is anyone about to shoot us?
Charles: My Commanding Officer might if we don't go down.
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