Lads Army (TV Series 2002–2006)

Season 2


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1Episode #2.1Episode #2.1 (8 Jul. 2004)
A British military facility in Salisbury, Wiltshire has been reconverted into a 1959s Army training facility, with specially re-trained professional soldiers thoroughly prepared to play the part of a commanding captain, provost-sergeant, drill instructor, padre, sergeant and two section corporals in charge of tough training Fifties style. The thirty recruits arrive, except Alan Brown, who is retained by court procedures; all are volunteers and social reject 'bad lads', most with a criminal record, reason for his inseparable twin and partner in (real) crime Luke to ...
2Episode #2.2Episode #2.2 (15 Jul. 2004)
The recruits are instructed about personal hygiene the Fifties Army style, using a towel wetted in their eating kit on their bare arses in open air. Sergeant Allistair Rae now takes charge of their actual drill, constantly making a rudely shouted fuzz about roll call, hair-style. Next their physical condition is assessed, the exercise prospect makes more bad lads doubt whether to stand the though regime or leave, staff tries to motivate them to stay. From now on, barracks inspections carry physical sanctions. Next nightmare is the provost sergeant, Jeff Edwards, camp ...
3Episode #2.3Episode #2.3 (22 Jul. 2004)
On the sixth day, infantry PE instructor Mark Sheridan puts the bad lads trough exhausting drill, outdoors; fatso Will 'ten bellies' Monaghan is in for special treatment, and is caught taking more breakfast then his ration, leaving twin Luke Brown hungry and angry again. Back to chores in barracks and this time the provost sergeant's motivation also includes some praise. Next field training in camouflage; Luke's twin Adam Brown finally arrives, forced by his court sentence to complete the training or get extra jail-time, the captain makes him responsible for ...
4Episode #2.4Episode #2.4 (29 Jul. 2004)
In the end, even reunited with his twin brother boisterous Luke couldn't control his temper and quit. Daniel Kett is kept to the clause a bad lad can choose to leave, but only after 24 hours cooling off. Next the bad lads get Fifties lessons on saluting and- sexual education, despite none of them modern scum being virgins anymore, although irresponsible about VD. Day 9, CSM Glen Thomas's feared muster parade, even a snotty nose is punished on the spot, worse risks jail, even Alan just for not knowing her number. Section one wins the long run between sections, their ...
5Episode #2.5Episode #2.5 (5 Aug. 2004)
Clown Chris Townsend sends the staff anonymous demands for the return of a garden gnome he stole, but it's fund and adopted as official platoon mascot. After two weeks, the bad lads generally master chores and get progress report interviews, for several quit encouraging, even for life in general. Next exercises day's long march includes a river crossing, malingering attempts by John Kyprianou -the medic lost count- and Townsend only get aggro from staff and comrades, while good examples inspire the sections, only the malingerers hinder a collective platoon arrival. ...
6Episode #2.6Episode #2.6 (12 Aug. 2004)
Another tough room inspection is called a failure, so staff wrecks the entire dorm; John Kyprianou fails drill too. Corporal Murray threatens the hidden naffie goodies thieves: return and confess or no good stew and chips for the whole platoon. The cigarettes and tobacco remain missing, so everyone gets torture exercises. Suspect Chris Harkin is sent to Coventry and ratted on, nothing less then a confession will save his mates and he keeps denying, only at the last moment confesses but only the cigarettes; he gets fined fourfold value before jail and looses all ...
7Episode #2.7Episode #2.7 (19 Aug. 2004)
The last training week starts with church service, but just washing up earns slacker John 'Kyp' Kyprianou twenty 'bastards' (a push-up and jumping Jack-combination) and the day of rest loses many hours by obligatory hymn singing and a beastly room inspection when all beds are turned over in 'solidarity'. Next the tug of war (rope-pulling between the sections) and fatigues (boring chores like sweeping leaves). Mail is a boost for most, grievous for Kyp as his parents write he hard truth. Next a day and night exercise with real guns with blanks and field shovels to dig ...
8Episode #2.8Episode #2.8 (26 Aug. 2004)
With only three days to go in the 4 weeks program, a last test and special treat for the 25 survivors of 30 -now to so bad- lads is a visit to the women's institute in the village: best behavior and table manners at a tea-party, far better then any army grub, both parties 'have a ball'. The final physical fitness tests show significant improvement, even for Will 'Ten bellies' Moynihan and malingerer John Kyprianou; the last is still being deliberated, but the staff decides proper marching will do as physical performance, making the questions give-aways even he can ...