Lads’ Army (consequently known as Bad Lads’ Army, Bad Lads’ Army: Officer Class and Bad Lads’ Army: Extreme) was a reality game show that constituted a historically derived social experiment.
Shown on ITV, the series was based on the premise of subjecting today’s delinquent young men to the conditions of conscripts to British Army National Service of the 1950s to see if this could rehabilitate them.
On the sixth day, infantry PE instructor Mark Sheridan puts the bad lads trough exhausting drill, outdoors; fatso Will ‘ten bellies’ Monaghan is in for special treatment, and is caught taking more breakfast then his ration, leaving twin Luke Brown hungry and angry again. Back to chores in barracks and this time the provost sergeant’s motivation also includes some praise. Next field training in camouflage; Luke’s twin Adam Brown finally arrives, forced by his court sentence to complete the training or get extra jail-time, the captain makes him responsible for …
Bad Lad’s Army Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 22 July 2004.
- Rating: 15.
- Running Time: 60 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.