This action adventure series follows the exploits of Sergeant Henno Garvie and his colleagues who make up Red Troop, a crack SAS team. Stopping the release of a lethal anthrax mutation, ...
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Iraq war veteran and cult leader barricades himself and hostages in a country house, after shooting two police officers . Red troop relieve the siege save as many as possible and deal appropriately ...
A ship docks at Southampton with a suspicious crew. Jamie and Henno sneak on board to plant a tracker, but the operation goes wrong and they are forced to kill a man with Caroline caught in the cross...
The hero of our story is "Axon Rey" a heavily decorated war hero and former tactical police officer who has been recruited by a covert government organization to fight enemies of the state.... See full summary »
Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic,
Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. He pursues villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent, and more often than not, successful.
This action adventure series follows the exploits of Sergeant Henno Garvie and his colleagues who make up Red Troop, a crack SAS team. Stopping the release of a lethal anthrax mutation, infiltrating an anti-capitalist group set on assassination and a life-or-death bank siege are among the missions facing the troopers as they put their lives on the line at the sharp end of Britain's most elite fighting force. Henno's reputation is at stake when an operation goes wrong in the complex political jigsaw of Northern Ireland. There is a tragedy on a combat survival weekend and the team find their skills, stamina and close-knit bond pushed to the limit when they are sent to hunt out a suspected war criminal in Bosnia.Written by
Chris Ryan, a former SAS trooper created this series and starred as Blue Troop's Johnny Bell. See more »
The SAS was relocated from Hereford to the old RAF airbase at Credenhill in 1999, yet everyone is assuming the SAS are still at Hereford. See more »
[Jem and Jamie are ambushed by Paratroopers whilst searching for a lost trainee]
Cpl. Jem Poynton:
What are you doing you twat? Back Off! Back Off! You Tits from the Hunter Force yeah? You think we're a couple of students from escape and evasion yeah? Do you really think the Armies Finest would be caught wandering through the woods, chatting at the top of their voices like a couple of tossers from 'Saving Private Ryan'? You twats!
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I'm not normally a fan of these SAS action dramas as there are far too many that have been poorly done......prime example...Strike Back.
Here, however, we have almost believable characters and although there are a few stereotypes the writers have kept it pretty simple and avoided the usual cheap-n-easy ones.
The women, unfortunately for most of these action shows, are usually portrayed as either over-the-top GUNG HO super-women that still have their perfect hair and makeup and look FABULOUS in Khaki.
The women in this show are a little more down to earth.
Another unwanted ( by me at least ) pitfall is the 'Love-connection' part of every action show that cannot but interfere with the essential story-line.
Here they have minimized it so we don't have to be distracted by a scene in the bedroom every 15 minutes of action.
We KNOW it exists in real life but just like cooking breakfast, we don't necessarily want to see it every second scene.
I'm not normally a fan of Ross Kemp and true to form he's a little over the top and I would have preferred another actor taking the lead...not to mention that he's DECIDEDLY CHUNKY to be portraying an active SAS sergeant but he does the job well enough to make it almost believable.
The strength of the show, however, for me, is the writing.
Each episode is pretty much self-contained and although related to previous ones is on it's own. Some episodes are better than others naturally but for the most part they are both entertaining AND believable.
Very watchable and I recommend it.
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