Riveting three-part documentary series takes us to the heart of the Army to see the challenges it faces

- Daily Mail

Eye-opening new three-part series takes us to the heart of the British Army… revealing the unique challenges involved in fighting wars when Britain is not at war

- The Times

This insightful series taking us to the heart of the Army

- The Daily Telegraph

‘Pick of the day’ ****

- Daily Mail


- TV Times

‘Pick of the Day’ ****

- The Mail on Sunday


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UK Premiere 9pm Wednesdays 18th, 25th October & 1st November 2017 on BBC2

This landmark series for BBC 2 filmed over 18 months, travels into the heart of the British Army at a crucial time in their history. Following controversial campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan there’s been a political reluctance to put boots on the ground and widespread opposition to military intervention. The Army’s budgets are under increasing pressure and they have the smallest number of troops since the days of Cromwell. Now, with the rise of ISIS, the threat of a new cold war in Eastern Europe and famine and conflict in Africa, the British Army has a new role to play a in a deeply unstable world…

With exclusive access to the rank and file and the generals, Army: Behind the New Frontlines follows the British Army on their most dangerous operations in Iraq, Estonia and South Sudan. Can the Army face off their enemies and avoid being drawn into a costly new wars?

Executive Producers: Tom Anstiss and Paul Hamann
Produced & Directed by:
Richard Wylie and Jonathan Low

Series Producer/Director: Matthew Haan

Editors: Simon Battersby, James Calderwood, Reva Childs and Martin Thompson

Narrated by: David Harewood


Distributed by: Orange Smarty



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