Nothing too taxing...But great fun all the same...
Fantastic series enthusiastically narrated by Sean Pertwee (you can tell he's a fan), which reminds us why the British Army is still something to be proud of (and to fear). As an ex-serviceman myself, I have slight issues with the regiments that were chosen (with 350 years of history, I felt more time should have been allocated to more senior regiments-this is a programme focusing on traditions, after all-and who makes a series of only 5 episodes?) and a cynic would say that it was made with more than an eye on the foreign market, with the result that we ended up with a form of BBC 'Lite', but all in all a most entertaining 30 minute filler. It isn't a patch on another BBC offering from many years ago, however, covering the same material in far more forensic detail. 'In the Highest Tradition' aired in 1989, and as far as I can tell, was never repeated! Some of the regiments mentioned, are, alas no more...Check it out on BBCiplayer!..Enjoy!..
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