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Privates (2013)

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Privates is a 2013 BBC One drama television series set in 1960 which follows the stories of eight privates who are part of the last intake of National Service, and their relationships with their officers and non-commissioned officers, civilian staff and families. The series was written by Damian Wayling, directed by Bryn Higgins and produced by Nick Pitt.

The setting is the fictional North Yorkshire Regiment, although for dramatic effect the characters are from a variety of backgrounds including London, Liverpool, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Filmed in Northern Ireland, extras were provided by soldiers, wives and families of 2nd Battalion, The Rifles. Locations were Ballykinler Army Base, Tyrella Beach, South Promenade Newcastle.

Series Cast

  1. Ross Anderson as Private Lomax

    Ross Anderson

    Private Lomax

    5 Episodes

  2. Matthew Aubrey as Private Davies

    Matthew Aubrey

    Private Davies

    5 Episodes

  3. Patrick Baladi as Captain Gulliver

    Patrick Baladi

    Captain Gulliver

    5 Episodes

  4. Jack Fox as Private White-Bowne

    Jack Fox

    Private White-Bowne

    5 Episodes

  5. Sasha Frost as Norah Preston

    Sasha Frost

    Norah Preston

    5 Episodes

  6. David Kirkbride as Private Hoy

    David Kirkbride

    Private Hoy

    5 Episodes

  7. Conor MacNeill as Private McIlvenny

    Conor MacNeill

    Private McIlvenny

    5 Episodes

  8. Phil McKee as Corporal Barrowman

    Phil McKee

    Corporal Barrowman

    5 Episodes

  9. Michael Nardone as Sergeant Butcher

    Michael Nardone

    Sergeant Butcher

    5 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2013 • 5 Episodes

Season 1 of Privates premiered on January 7, 2013.

Episode 5

(1x5, January 11, 2013) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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