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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent TV series about life in the army
Despite the fact I had never seen this programme before until buying it on DVD, I thought that Spearhead was a very good TV drama about life in the British Army, with the fictional regiment 1st Battalion Royal Wessex Rangers. This first series was about the Troubles in Northern Ireland (Belfast mainly), the subject matter was dealt with head-on. This tough programme...
Published on 26 Oct. 2010 by Mr. A. J. Tennant

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3.0 out of 5 stars a classic
A good series that i remember from my childhood, would benefit from being enhanced if possible as the picture quality is trully awful at times but overall ok. Anyone who loved soldier soldier should watch this as it was definatly the inspiration for that series...
Published on 26 May 2011 by C. Simpkin


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent TV series about life in the army, 26 Oct. 2010
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Mr. A. J. Tennant "Metalhead" (Warwickshire, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Spearhead -The Complete Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Despite the fact I had never seen this programme before until buying it on DVD, I thought that Spearhead was a very good TV drama about life in the British Army, with the fictional regiment 1st Battalion Royal Wessex Rangers. This first series was about the Troubles in Northern Ireland (Belfast mainly), the subject matter was dealt with head-on. This tough programme relied on well-written storylines and featured a very good cast of actors to play their characters. I would highly recommend Spearhead to anyone who likes well-written and well-acted dramas like this and many other classics. Another thing to point out, for all fans of regional television like I am, that the original colour ident and endboard for Southern Television (who produced Spearhead) had been kept in at the start and the end of each and every episode of all three series for the DVD releases.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good series, 10 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Spearhead -The Complete Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
I was too young to watch this when it was on TV in the 70s. Good to watch it now - some interesting storylines, good characterisations and on the whole, well acted. Quite gritty in places, taking the subject matter head-on: the troubles in Northern Ireland (1st Series), people escaping across the Iron Curtain in Germany (2nd Series) and people-trafficking in Hong Kong (3rd Series). They stopped after the 3rd series and that was a wise decision, unlike some programs that go on far too long.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a classic, 26 May 2011
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A good series that i remember from my childhood, would benefit from being enhanced if possible as the picture quality is trully awful at times but overall ok. Anyone who loved soldier soldier should watch this as it was definatly the inspiration for that series...
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4.0 out of 5 stars SPEARHEAD, 9 April 2014
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Cary A. Conder (Canada) - See all my reviews
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A series I've been wanting to catch up on since seeing one episode in 1971. "Region 2" should be highlighted, though, in description. Am having to view it on my computer, which I always find unsatisfactory.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars flashback to the series that started them all, 23 Jan. 2010
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been looking for this series for along time its the daddy of the others like soldier soldier only this is more true to life
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good "old fashion"series, 15 April 2011
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A good "old fashion" series on british military world, made not only by action or Rambo-like soldiers, but of common men with their common daily troubles. Six hours of stories at a bargain price. Only a one star minus: no subtitles or alternative languages on DVD with quality not at the level of other "reprinted" old TV series (like The Professionals i.e.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars great sale, 10 Jan. 2012
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I received the item very quickly and it was exactly what I wanted. Its a very reasonable price as I couldn't find these DVDs anywhere else.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much better than Soldier, 7 Dec. 2014
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Such a pity this series wasn't repeated on TV. So much better than Soldier, Soldier.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... at this its very dated but still not a bad story, 24 Aug. 2014
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now looking at this its very dated but still not a bad story line
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TOGETHER.....WITH A TWISS! (WATCH SPEARHEAD TO UNDERSTAND THE PLAY-ON WORDS!), 18 July 2014
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A SOUTHERN T.V. PRODUCTION FROM THE LATE 1970'S.I WAS NOT SURE TO START WITH, BUT BY EPISODE 7 THE CHARACTERS GOT UNDER MY SKIN.THOUGH WHAT MAKES THIS DIFFERENT, IS THE PROTAGONISTS ARE HARD TO LIKE! THIS IS BECAUSE THOUGH THEY ARE A TEAM, THE POLITICS OF ARMY LIFE MAKES EVERYBODY FROM THE TOP DOWN LOOK OVER ONE'S SHOULDER,AND KEEPS EVERYBODY ON THE OLD TOES SIR! COLOUR SERGENT 'JACKO'JACKSON HAS HIS WORK CUT OUT,BUT I THOUGHT BY THE END PLAYED THE PART SPOT-ON.GROWING UP IN SOUTHERN TV LAND,I RECALL THE ODD EPISODE,AND LOCAL STATIONS DID THEMSELVES PROUD BACK IN THE DAY.NEVER SEEN SOLDIER SOLDIER (THE LATER MODEL),AND I THINK I WILL INVEST IN SERIES 2 SET IN GERMANY INSTEAD!.SPEARHEAD HAS GREAT LITTLE TALE'S ABOUT ARMY LIFE,AND EPISODE TWO ABOUT GOING OUT ON 48HOURS TO THE GLORIOUS OUTSIDE WORLD WAS AGAIN ON THE NAIL.LOVED IT VIA AMAZON UK
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