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Episode 2

Episode 2 of 5

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.

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 Jan 2013 14:15


Role Contributor
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
Producer Nick Pitt
Director Bryn Higgins
Writer Damian Wayling