Channel 4 has commissioned a new observational documentary series following Royal Marines recruits as they progress through training.
The broadcaster says production company Twofour has been given unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the Commando Training Centre in Devon.
The series will primarily focus on the progress of recruits through what is arguably the most arduous basic training programme in the world and is expected to air later this year.
A combination of fixed-rig cameras and embedded directors will allow the series to explore the inner workings of the Royal Marines’ training camp and the efforts of those hoping to earn the coveted green beret.
Seen through both the eyes of the recruits and the teams that train them, the documentary will follow troops out on gruelling exercises, as well as taking us behind the closed doors of their living quarters for the first time.
Channel 4’s Amy Flanagan said: “This series hopes to capture the challenges and extraordinary rigours of training as well as the warmth, humour and camaraderie that flourish among recruits drawn from every corner of Britain and beyond.”
Twofour’s Group Creative Director, Andrew Mackenzie, said: ”This is one of the strongest production teams in factual television following an incredible training regime, in a way we have never seen before. The intimacy of the rig and the talents of those in front and behind the camera will make this a compelling series.”