A comic view on the daily life of a scottish tank commander, and the antics that the crew get themselves into.
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Series cast summary:
Greg McHugh ...  Gary McLintoch 18 episodes, 2009-2012
Scott Fletcher Scott Fletcher ...  Charlie 18 episodes, 2009-2012
Robert Jack ...  Jacko 18 episodes, 2009-2012
Stuart Bowman ...  Sergeant Thomson 17 episodes, 2009-2012
Paul-James Corrigan Paul-James Corrigan ...  Adam 12 episodes, 2009-2011
Leah Macrae Leah Macrae ...  Julie Jackson / ... 11 episodes, 2009-2012
Miles Jupp ...  Captain Fanshaw 10 episodes, 2009-2012
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A comic view on the daily life of a scottish tank commander, and the antics that the crew get themselves into.

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9 October 2009 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Stuart Bowman (Sergeant Thomson) will soon be starring in the massive historical drama 'Versailles' on BBC2. He will be playing Bontemps, the premiere valet and confidante of Louis XIV , and is currently shooting Season 2 in Paris. See more »

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Featured in When TV Goes to War (2011) See more »

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At last - a Scottish comedy series minus the Glaswegian stereotypes
11 February 2010 | by sanz1820See all my reviews

BBC Scotland's comedy Unit has a pretty good track record - with Rab C Nesbitt its shining star - but rarely if ever has it come up with anything as original and subtle as this. The military setting is completely convincing as are all the characters. The officer figure is the only one to be caricatured; all of the others are exactly how one imagines a group of young, often bored, soldiers to be. The story lines are fanciful enough to allow for situations to develop which give full scope for Gary's sense of fun, and his one-liners are terrific. The plots break off from time to time - either for a supposed video clip of the lads fooling about off-duty in Iraq, or for one of Gary's philosophical monologues to camera. When we are accustomed to hearing only West of Scotland accents on Scottish comedy programmes, Gary's Edinburgh accent is a joy. What a pity not all of the cast could manage an east coast accent - Julie in particular leaves us wondering how and why she made the trip east. But that's a minor irritation. Gary Tank Commander is a joy to watch - let's hope we see him again.


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