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.
With only three days to go in the 4 weeks program, a last test and special treat for the 25 survivors of 30 -now to so bad- lads is a visit to the women’s institute in the village: best behavior and table manners at a tea-party, far better then any army grub, both parties ‘have a ball’. The final physical fitness tests show significant improvement, even for Will ‘Ten bellies’ Moynihan and malingerer John Kyprianou; the last is still being deliberated, but the staff decides proper marching will do as physical performance, making the questions give-aways even he can …
Bad Lad’s Army Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 26 August 2004.
- Rating: 15.
- Running Time: 60 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.