The Paras: 4. P Company


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First transmitted in 1983. 'P Company' is a three day test that separates the Parachute Regiment from the rest of the Army and, after 11 weeks, only 20 of the 41 recruits who started remain to take the test. Two hours after the test is completed the fate of which recruits have passed and which have failed is decided.


Guidance: Contains some strong language and some upsetting scenes.

Channel: BBC (Archive)

First Air Date: 24 Mar 1983

Duration: 29 mins


Collection: Army: A Very British Institution (27 programmes)

A collection of BBC programmes about the British Army, featuring classic documentaries and historic events dating back to the 1950s.



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