Drama series about eight privates, part of the last intake of National Service. Two Section undergoes bayonet training, and Davies wonders if he has what it takes to be a soldier.
Corporal Barrowman drills Two Section on the parade ground. He is aghast that McIllvenny has permission to wear 'soft shoes' and that Private Hoy is unable to co-ordinate his arms and legs.
Lomax fakes taking the sedative that Nurse Connie gave him and much to her surprise suddenly starts to speak like Bette Davis. Jimmy tells Norah he has a plan. Keenan apologises to Connie for being strident about his pacifist views last time they met and asks Connie if they could talk, somewhere private.
Two Section undergoes bayonet training. It's a visceral process and most do it badly. It prompts Davies to wonder if he has what it takes to be a soldier.
Sergeant Butcher visits a woman at the Imperial Hotel in nearby Ravensea.
|Private Keenan||Alexander Vlahos|
|Private White-Bowne||Jack Fox|
|Private Wratten||Billy Seymour|
|Private Lomax||Ross Anderson|
|Private Rothman||Sam Swann|
|Private Davies||Matthew Aubrey|
|Private McIllvenny||Conor MacNeill|
|Private Hoy||David Kirkbride|
|Sergeant Butcher||Michael Nardone|
|Corporal Barrowman||Phil McKee|
|Captain Gulliver||Patrick Baladi|
|Audrey Gulliver||Emma Stansfield|
|Connie Charles||Sara Vickers|
|Lance Corporal Hobbs||Marc Silcock|
|Norah Preston||Sasha Frost|