Episode 1

In the Highest Tradition Episode 1 of 6

First transmitted in 1989, this is the first episode in a six-part series which delves into the world of regimental tradition. This programme includes looks at the origins of Emperor Joseph Bonaparte’s chamber pot, a druid oration and the story of goat who escaped being eaten to become a regimental mascot.

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28 minutes

Last on

Mon 6 Nov 1989 20:00

BBC Four Army Collection

BBC Four Army Collection
This programme is part of Army: A Very British Institution, a collection of classic BBC programmes about the British Armed Forces available online to watch in full.

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Role Contributor
PresenterIan Wooldridge
WriterIan Wooldridge
Series EditorDick Pull
ProducerMichael Begg

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