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Civvies (Series)
Released: 1992
Number of DVDs: 1
DVD Region: Free (Worldwide)
Price: £5.99 + Postage
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Former soldiers in Britain''s elite Parachute Regiment struggle to come to terms with civilian life after leaving the army. Civvies was written by Lynda La Plante and directed by Karl Francis for British Broadcasting Corporation.


Episode No. 1
Frank Dillon retires from the Army after 18 years and finds it difficult to adjust to civilian life. He tries to find a job, while trying to resist the temptation of the easy money offered by working for the local gangland villain, Barry Newman. He argues violently with his wife and ignores his children. He takes one of his former colleagues, who was shot in the throat by a sniper, under his wing and tries to restore some of his self-respect.

Episode No. 2
The stress of civilian life causes Taffy to crack up with frightening consequences. Dillon and Steve get a new job.

Episode No. 3
Frank and his team of ex-paras go to Scotland to tackle salmon poachers. When they arrive, they find that security is being dealt with by another ex-para, Tony Malone, the soldier whom Frank blames for the bomb explosion which killed six of his young recruits in Belfast.

Episode No. 4
Frank is stunned by the suicide of his military buddy Steve. The ex-paras form a company, Stag Security Car Hire. They are contracted to do a job for local gangster Barry Newman. Tensions mount between Frank and Jimmy.

Episode No. 5
Frank, increasingly tortured by his past in Northern Ireland, finds himself an accomplice to a crime.

Episode No. 6
Frank, Harry and Cliff are arrested and accused of a crime they didn't commit.

The Civvies series was filmed in 1.33:1 ratio Color with Mono English audio track.

This series was never sold on video or DVD and is extremely hard to come by. The overall quality is good (8 out of 10), but not commercial quality.

The DVDs are region free and work internationally. The DVDs will be supplied in loose format with protective paper/plastic sleeves.


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