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First transmitted in 1985, the prospective members of the Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre (MAWC), a specialist unit of the Royal Marines are on a survival course on the Hebrides.

First transmitted in 1985, this series follows the progress of 25 prospective members of the Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre (MAWC), a specialist unit of the Royal Marines. This programme follows the candidates as they are left to live off the land. They find that they can survive the cold and wet but the effects of hunger quickly takes its toll. Meanwhile, the course instructors are ever vigilant for signs of them breaking the rules. If the they do break the rules and they manage get away with it their chances of survival increase but if they are caught they are expelled from the course.

Archive First shown: 28 May 1985
Available for over a year Why? Duration 33 mins