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Release Bad Lads Army On DVD

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We the undersigned wish to petition TwentyTwenty TV to release some (or all) of the Bad Lads Army series to DVD.

Bad Lads Army is a British reality TV programme shown on ITV based on the premise of subjecting delinquent individuals to the conditions of British National Service of the 1950s in order to rehabilitate them. The programme came from Lads Army (a programme name which is itself a play on Dads Army) which put some volunteers into National Service conditions. The belief expressed by some that National Service would sort out young people if it was still used today naturally led to a repeat of the experiment with the volunteers being petty criminals.

The programme format is simple. The "recruits" are issued clothing of the era and fed and quartered according to the standards of the time. Their free time is limited to visits to the NAAFI with period refreshments and facilities. The recruits form a single platoon made up of two sections each under the care of a section leader. By turns the recruits compete as sections against other building a sense of competition but also of teamwork and loyalty. Success brings modest rewards. Praise is given for whole-hearted attempts at tasks.

Each series had a slightly different format to its predecessors. In its fourth series Bad Lads Army: Extreme Within each series a small number of recruits have either walked out (after a 24 hour cooling off period, generally in the guard house), or been ejected. The majority of the remainder claim some benefit from the experience and some have chosen the British Army as a career at the end of it.


  • A wright
    A wright United Kingdom, Leicester
    Feb 05, 2016
    Feb 05, 2016
    Watched every one it was great bring it on DVD now would buy now if it was out
  • Jennifer batstone
    Jennifer batstone United Kingdom, Brecon
    Dec 14, 2015
    Dec 14, 2015
    It was the high light of my week! Would love to see all the episode again. So please bring it back!
  • Anonymous
    Nov 22, 2015
    Nov 22, 2015
    Please release this amazing series on dvd brings back memories. Would buy instantly if it was produced.
  • Paul James Freeman
    Paul James Freeman United Kingdom, Basingstoke
    Nov 17, 2015
    Nov 17, 2015
    Great series and can't understand why they haven't released them all on dvd or blu ray. Would sell really well and a no brainer for the people who make the decision as to it's release. I hope you listen to the fans who are all waiting to gladly part with their money for your profits.
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