First transmitted in 1990, this is a film about the psychology of warfare and killing – what it takes to kill.
It includes interviews with soldiers who have killed in the Falklands and other wars.
Two ex-Paras and an ex-Gunner, now a mercenary, describe their experiences of combat and, with input from a specialist psychologist, reflect on consequences for society of training men to kill for us.
Everyman is a British television documentary series that aired on BBC One in a late-night slot on Sunday evenings between 1977 and 2000. Its subject matter tended to be focused on moral and religious issues, often in the form of a film in which individuals would discuss their thoughts.
One edition from 1990, A Game of Soldiers concerned a group of soldiers exploring their feelings about being trained to kill.
Throughout much of its time on air, series of Everyman aired alternately with Heart of the Matter, a debate series which featured somewhat similar topics. Both series were cancelled in the 2000s after the BBC revamped the output of its religious programming.
Production & Filming Details
- Producer(s): Jane Drabble (Everyman Series Editor).
- Writer(s): .
- Production: Forge Productions and Everyman (BBC).
- Distributor(s): BBC One.
- Release Date: 06 May 1990.
- Running Time: 50 minutes.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.