The Paras: Men of War Documentary Series Overview


Introduction

Documentary series filmed over 12 months and featuring unparalleled access to the elite Parachute Regiment following the process by which new recruits are turned into elite soldiers trained to kill.

Outline

An in depth look at the most elite regiment in the British Army: the Parachute Regiment. A group of young soldiers are followed over the course of a year as they undergo intensive selection and training and face their first major assignment. The soldiers discuss their personal experiences of training and combat, discuss the challenges they have encountered and provide their perspective about what it takes to be part of this elite and controversial regiment.

The Paras: Men of War Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Presenter(s): Bill Fellows.
  • Director(s):
    • Nick Betts … (3 episodes, 2019).
    • Jonny Ashton … (2 episodes, 2019).
    • Ross Haley … (2 episodes, 2019).
    • Rhiannon MacDonald … (2 episodes, 2019).
  • Producer(s):
    • Nick Betts … series producer (3 episodes, 2019).
    • Kirsty Calvert-Ansari … head of development (3 episodes, 2019).
    • Neil Grant … executive producer (3 episodes, 2019).
    • Jonny Ashton … producer (2 episodes, 2019).
    • Ross Haley … senior producer (2 episodes, 2019).
    • Rhiannon MacDonald … producer (2 episodes, 2019).
    • Kate Pumfrey … producer (2 episodes, 2019).
    • Oliver Meade … producer (unknown episodes).
  • Writer(s):
  • Music: Sam Hooper.
  • Cinematography:
  • Editor(s): Danny Collins and James Gold.
  • Production: Avanti.
  • Distributor(s): ITV.
  • Release Date: 10 January 2019 to 24 January 2019.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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