Post by kieransgrandad on Apr 2, 2009 18:48:41 GMT 1
Hello, Could any body please help? I recall a T.V. war drama series from the late 70's early 80's. Trouble is, I can't remember the programme name!.The basic theme being a group of specialist "old lags" being recruited and trained by the British Army for special secret missions in war time France. One of the "old lags" was a specialist safe cracker. My wife & I very much enjoyed the series and do hope it's available on DVD. Thanks in anticipation
My first thought was The Zoo Gang 1974 staring John Mills or Secret Army 1977 staring Bernard Hepton, but they don't fit your description exactly. Have a look these links and it may jog your memory and help you find what you are looking for.
Hi Maybe you're thinking of Garrison's Gorillas? (sic.. US spelling of 'Guerillas'). They were American 'old lags' but based in England in 1943. It was a 1967/68 series x 26 episodes but repeated late at night on ITV regions in the 1980s/90s. Not available on commercial DVD yet but there are a few bootlegs out there... Hope that helps and I hope I haven't sent you in the wrong direction, as The Zoo Gang is also a likely contender as eyelovetv says.