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Behind the Lines/Fighter Pilot/The Paras

DEFTLY SURFING the wave of post-Falklands yomp-inspired rejoicing, BERNARD FALK narrated these talk-of-the-classroom-the-next-morning fly on the barrack-room wall documentary efforts. Plenty of shouty blokes with moustaches yelling: “You call these boots clean?”, lots of assault courses, spectacular airborne footage (in Pilot) and many a fat-necked participant’s heart broken as they are deemed “not to have what it takes”.

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  1. THX 1139

    July 4, 2016 at 11:04 am

    The Paras is on BBC iPlayer at the moment, and on watching the first episode it was much as I remembered (apart from the casual nudity and strong language, which passed me by as a kid). However, the seriously catchy theme tune bears quite a resemblance to the theme from Thomas the Tank Engine, I checked, and Thomas arrived the year after. Was he inspired by The Paras?

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