Inside Out: Ticking With the Crow/The Officers' Mess

First transmitted in 1989, this frank and candid pair of films provides a thought-provoking record of life in the Army - here for the 1st Battalion, Light Infantry in Berlin - and highlights the very different perspectives of the squaddies and officers who made them.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Wed 29 Nov 1989 19:35
BBC Two except East, South East, Yorkshire

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This programme takes two different views of the same institution. They were made by the BBC's Community Programmes Unit, which meant they were under the editorial control of the squaddies and officers who form the subjects of each film. The programme features the same infantry company, the 1st Battalion Light Infantry, and contains two films, one from the point of view of the squaddies and the other from that of the officers. They illustrate the differences in attitude to the military and the gulf between the leaders and the lead.

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