Perisher (1985): S01E01 – Perisher

Introduction Perisher is a six-part documentary about submarine command training in the Royal Navy. Also known as Submarine: Perisher: Million Pound Captains. Outline For the would-be submarine captain it is the moment of truth – three frigates are racing straight towards him at maximum speed. This is the ‘Perisher’ – the toughest course in the… Read More

Perisher Documentary Series Overview (1985)

Introduction Perisher is a six-part documentary about submarine command training in the Royal Navy. Also known as Submarine: Perisher: Million Pound Captains. Outline For the would-be submarine captain it is the moment of truth – three frigates are racing straight towards him at maximum speed. This is the ‘Perisher’ – the toughest course in the… Read More

Guy Martin’s Great Escape (2019)

Introduction Guy sets out to recreate the iconic motorcycle movie stunt at the climax of The Great Escape. Outline However, unlike Steve McQueen’s film character, he aims to successfully clear both fences. Guy Martin’s Military-related Programmes Guy Martin’s Spitfire (2014). Guy Martin: Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber (2015). Guy Martin’s WW1 Tank (2017). Guy… Read More

Guy Martin’s Battle of Britain (2021): Part 02

Introduction Guy Martin trains as a fighter pilot for the Battle of Britain and a possible dogfight with a Messerschmitt. Outline Guy’s training ramps up at the UK’s only aerial combat school, where he must master dogfighting at 200mph, handling extreme g-force, and flying upside down. He enlists the help of the Parachute Regiment for… Read More

Guy Martin’s Battle of Britain (2021): Part 01

Introduction Guy Martin trains as a fighter pilot for the Battle of Britain and a possible dogfight with a Messerschmitt. Outline Guy follows in the footsteps of the brave young pilots of World War Two. But his toughest test yet starts with a near disaster on take-off! Guy Martin’s Military-related Programmes Guy Martin’s Spitfire (2014).… Read More

Guy Martin’s War Machines (2020)

Introduction Guy watches more of his greatest hits, including the restoration of a Spitfire and a World War I tank, and training for a bid to re-enact the paratrooper drop over Normandy on D-Day. Part of Guy Martin’s Best Bits aired during the COVID-19 pandemic (10 October 2020 to 18 July 2021). Guy Martin’s Military-related… Read More

Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver (2015): S01E12 – Through Hell and Back

Introduction Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver is a 2015 documentary about the training undertaken by Singaporean naval divers. Outline “Hell Week secured!” These three words are on every diver trainee’s mind, as he undergoes the final hours of the dreaded Hell Week. To emerge from the toughest training in the Combat Diver… Read More

Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver (2015): S01E11 – Mind Over Body

Introduction Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver is a 2015 documentary about the training undertaken by Singaporean naval divers. Outline The first step in is enough to send shudders through the body. Every diver trainee must get the cold treatment during Hell Week. But no amount of training can prepare him for this… Read More

Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver (2015): S01E10 – Leave No Man Behind

Introduction Grit – The Making of a Naval Diver is a 2015 documentary about the training undertaken by Singaporean naval divers. Outline It is one mind-numbing task after another, as the diver trainees summon up all their strength to accomplish each one, telling themselves, “Don’t give up”. They must work as a team, no longer… Read More