Marines w/t (8 x 60′) – An observational documentary series exploring the experiences of Royal Marines in training.
With unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the Commando Training Centre in Devon, the series primarily focuses on the progress of recruits through what is arguably the most arduous basic training programme in the world.
Using a unique combination of fixed-rig cameras and embedded directors the documentary will 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 series follows troops out on gruelling exercises, as well as taking us behind the closed doors of their living quarters for the first time.
Filmed in early 2014, the series aims to explore the enduring ethos of Royal Marines Commandos through the eyes of a new generation of young men aspiring to join this elite force.
Channel: Channel 4
TX: Late 2014
Source: Channel 4 press release