Soldiers of the Royal Wessex Engineers face dangerous tours of duty in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and difficult times back home with alienated families and uncomprehending friends.
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Stafford Gordon Stafford Gordon ...  Company Sgt. Major Gilby 19 episodes, 1978-1981
Roy Holder ...  Sgt. Bilinski / ... 19 episodes, 1978-1981
Gordon Case Gordon Case ...  Private Mayhoe 19 episodes, 1978-1981
Peter Turner Peter Turner ...  Private Adams / ... 16 episodes, 1978-1981
Robin Davies Robin Davies ...  Corporal Box 14 episodes, 1978-1981
George Sweeney ...  Private Twiss / ... 13 episodes, 1978-1979
Charles Cork ...  Private Gadd 13 episodes, 1978-1979
Martin Jacobs Martin Jacobs ...  Lieutenant Pickering / ... 11 episodes, 1979-1981
Pik Sen Lim ...  Tsai Adams 10 episodes, 1978-1981
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Soldiers of the Royal Wessex Engineers face dangerous tours of duty in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and difficult times back home with alienated families and uncomprehending friends.

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

18 July 1978 (UK) See more »

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Spearhead in Germany See more »

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Southern Television See more »
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Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Loving it (30yrs later!)
21 March 2019 | by davidbatty-27497See all my reviews

I was a 13 when the first series aired...don't remember it...wonder if that's because it was Southern TV production..I lived in Yorkshire so did they perhaps not air it?? Anyhow, stumbled across it Feb 2019 whilst channel-hopping and was hooked straight away! Missed series 1 it seems but I've caught most of series two & now series 3 has just started. I like the characters & the 'realistic' plotlines. Seeing all the old army equipment, and even just observing the overall 'look' of the backgrounds/locations, that late 70's early 80's feel to it. The IRA episode with the squaddie casualty (no spoilers) was pretty shocking. No dvd/blu-ray out Iassume..not seen one..I would buy it for sure


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