ITV joins Britain’s elite front line troops The Royal Marine Commandos for Commando: On The Front Line – a ground-breaking eight-part series in which award-winning director/cameraman Chris Terrill not only follows the 50 raw recruits of 924 Troop but also trains alongside them.
Deeply embedded within the troop Terrill undergoes the same rigorous regime as the rookies, from learning ambush techniques and �yomping� carrying back breaking loads in the blistering heat of sub tropical jungles, to pushing both body and mind to their very limit during the gruelling Commando tests.
After winning his own honorary Green Beret Terrill follows the successful few onto the front line in the Helmand region of Afghanistan and right into the teeth of battle.
Among the 50 recruits we get to know are Terry John from the Caribbean island of St Vincent, plasterer James Williams, ex stunt-man Adam Collins and 17 year-old Jordan Slatter – one of the youngest recruits in the troop.
Their personal journeys are perilous, exacting, exciting and transforming. We share the elation of those that succeed and the heartbreak of those that fail.
Back home the families supporting them wait to see whether their loved one will be deployed to one of the world’s most dangerous war zones.
The eight-part ITV1 series starts 20th September and will comprise a one-hour introductory episode, followed by seven half-hour editions, repeated on ITV4 as I hour episodes.