Get Some In - The Complete First Series
Friday 19th September 2008
October 13th 2008 sees Network release the excellent and greatly missed sitcom: Get Some In - The Complete First Series. This is the first time that the complete first series is available in any format.
It is 1955, eighteen year olds are getting their call-up papers for National Service. Embarking on two years in the RAF Skelton are the well-mannered and grammar school-educated Ken (David Janson); tough and cynical Scottish boy Bruce Leckie (Brian Pettifer); London Teddy -- Boy Jakey Smith (Robert Lindsay) who dislikes the whole idea of National Service but who also has a heart of gold; yet another well-spoken, well-mannered and privately educated boy Matthew (Gerard Ryder), who also happens to be the son of a vicar. Unbeknownst to them, what awaits is the forceful and typically tough Drill Instructor Corporal Marsh (Tony Selby) with a sadistic sense of humour, and is gearing up to make the new recruits' lives miserable.
Inspired by the successful The Army Game and the nostalgic Dad's Army, writers John Esmonde and Bob Larbey (Please Sir!) set about writing and creating another show that would emulate the success of the aforementioned army - based series, but from a fresh perspective and revived energy. The result is this RAF -- based sitcom Get Some In, which ran from 1975 - 1978 and was much loved and enjoyed by viewers all over the country.
- Christmas Special: Only four National Servicemen from C Flight are unlucky enough to spend Christmas at RAF Skelton. Christmas without cheer is bad enough when you are away from home for the first time, Christmas with Corporal Marsh as a demonic Santa Claus is just plain misery!
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