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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.

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  • Tristan
    Tristan United Kingdom, Greenford
    Apr 02, 2017
    Apr 02, 2017
    ive for the the LADS ARMY box set but would love to have the BAD LADS ARMY version out on DVD too, it's a top program that was put on TV showing a true ways to break criminals into gentlemen and overall very funny as well, out seasons 2-4 on box set please.
  • Frances A Kitching
    Frances A Kitching United Kingdom, New Malden
    Mar 19, 2017
    Mar 19, 2017
    frances.kitching@btinternet.com
  • fiona
    fiona United Kingdom
    Dec 23, 2016
    Dec 23, 2016
    for goodness sake. bring this out on dvd. i need to see it again. immediately. have searched for it forever, everytime i go online.. along with a few other titles, but alas have never been able to find it. oh please please please let it come out on dvd.. its an inspiration to watch and should this type of 'punishment' ever come back into force, thered be a lot less criminals out there, of this I am sure
  • Ian Morris
    Ian Morris United Kingdom
    Feb 12, 2016
    Feb 12, 2016
    Please release on DVD this was the highlight of the week. Such a great series albeit a tad dumbed down from my eight years with 224 Field Ambulance and my basic training at Keogh Barracks back in the 1960s !
    Listen in and release on DVD at the double !
    Regards S/Sgt Morris (Ret)
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