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Soldier Soldier 

Drama following the life of the officers and men of the King's Own Fusiliers regiment, during their home lives, training exercises and battles.

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Series cast summary:
Ben Nealon Ben Nealon ...  Lt Jeremy Forsythe / ... 46 episodes, 1994-1997
Robson Green ...  Fusilier Dave Tucker / ... 45 episodes, 1991-1995
Jerome Flynn ...  Cpl Paddy Garvey / ... 44 episodes, 1991-1995
Rosie Rowell Rosie Rowell ...  Donna Tucker 41 episodes, 1991-1995
Gary Love ...  Sgt Tony Wilton / ... 37 episodes, 1991-1994
Annabelle Apsion ...  Joy Wilton 30 episodes, 1991-1995
Danny Cunningham Danny Cunningham ...  Fus Andy Butcher / ... 27 episodes, 1995-1997
Denise Welch ...  Marsha Stubbs 26 episodes, 1993-1995
Rob Spendlove Rob Spendlove ...  CSM Michael Stubbs / ... 25 episodes, 1993-1995
David Groves ...  Fusilier Joe Farrell / ... 25 episodes, 1994-1996
Holly Aird ...  Cpl Nancy Thorpe RMP / ... 23 episodes, 1991-1995
Shaun Dingwall ...  Lance Cpl Steve Evans / ... 22 episodes, 1995-1996
Lesley Vickerage ...  Lt Kate Butler / ... 22 episodes, 1992-1994
Dorian Healy ...  Captain Kieran Voce / ... 19 episodes, 1993-1994
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Drama following the life of the officers and men of the King's Own Fusiliers regiment, during their home lives, training exercises and battles.

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

10 June 1991 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(82 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Gary Love went into directing after leaving soldier soldier and directed an episode of London's Burning in it's later series. See more »

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Recollecting the "Soldier Soldier" years
13 December 2004 | by Bmused55See all my reviews

Soldier Soldier was truly an excellent drama series for its time. It is a pretty accurate portrayal of Army life. I can say this from certain as I have 13 years of personal experience. At the time Soldier Soldier began showing on ITV and the BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service), my Dad was in the British Army and we were living on camp with him in Germany.

The series really hit home for us as our family was precisely like the families you see in the series. Wifes and Children following the Soldier from posting to posting, sometimes separated for long periods due to exercises or overseas action.

The community spirit and the bonding together to help that the series depicts between the soldiers wife's and offspring is true to life.

The depiction of British life in Germany was spot on. Again, from direct personal experience, I can tell you there was and still is a microcosm of British culture in Germany around Military installations and their surrounding towns. Its different to Mainland UK life, yet recognisable. A new Army wife was able to quickly fit in and I guess its still the same today. Soldier Soldier brought this culture to the TV screen.

Dad would often tell me that every regiment and squadron had characters like Tucker and Garvy. General jokers and mischief makers. There was also always an officer that was a hard ass and thought he knew it all. Then you had the compassionate and the down to earth types. And of course, the people you'd rightly give your right arm for to help them. Soldier Soldier successfully depicted the whole spectrum of these kinds of characters, the bonding that occurs between Soldiers and the way that Squaddie mates will do just about anything to help one of their own. Likewise the families attached to them.

As with any program, there were a few moments where there were differences between reality and what was on the show, but one has to allow for some artistic and dramatic licence, or else you might as well call it a documentary.

I miss Soldier Soldier, above all, I miss the life it depicts, for despite the downs, the ups were far more numerous and the life was good.


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