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The Paras - 7. Down to Earth

This 1984 updated version of the programme, first transmitted in 1983, is the final episode in the series. It follows the recruits to Northern Ireland on their first posting.

This 1984 updated version of the programme, first transmitted in 1983, is the final episode in the series. It follows the recruits, who have now gained their wings, to Northern Ireland on their first posting. Here they learn to patrol the province against a backdrop of over 10 years of terrorist activity and the continual dangers of hidden bombs.

The update adds a short 'what happened next' section to the end of the programme featuring some of the recruits who failed to be selected during the process.

  • Broadcast on BBC One, 8:25PM Thu, 30 Aug 1984
  • Available until 12:00AM Fri, 1 Jan 2038
  • First broadcast BBC One, 8:25PM Thu, 30 Aug 1984
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  • Duration 34 minutes

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