Episode guide

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Series 1

Above and Beyond

  • Above and Beyond, 1

    Series celebrating the courage of British armed forces since WWII. How the 'Glorious Glosters' wrote themselves into military history with a legendary battle during the Korean war.

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  • Above and Beyond, 2

    Tales of wartime heroism. Featuring an officer who braved an ambush killing zone three times as he rescued his soldiers in Aden and a padre who earned the Military Cross.

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    Soldiers serving in Northern Ireland recount their experiences during The Troubles. John Moore re-lives the night IRA gunmen opened fire and left him fighting for his life.

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  • Above and Beyond, 4

    Honouring the bravery of British armed forces. Stories include the daring raid by a lone Vulcan bomber to prevent Argentine jet fighters using Stanley airfield during the Falklands.

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    More tales of military gallantry. Veterans of the Parachute Regiment recall the brave actions that helped them to win arguably the most important battle of the Falklands War.

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    Frazer Sheppard introduces more tales of courageousness by the armed forces. Members of the Grenadier Guards reveal how they captured a heavily-guarded complex in Helmand Province.

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    Acts of valiance by the armed forces. Members of the Mercian Regiment describe how they repeatedly braved incessant fire from the Taliban to reach wounded men.

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    Series celebrating the courage of British armed forces. Here the focus is on the non-conflict operations of the RAF search and rescue teams, including the Boscastle floods of 2004.

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  • Above and Beyond, 9

    British servicemen and women who formed part of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Bosnia during the 1990s tell their stories. Nearly 200 of them won awards for bravery.

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  • Above and Beyond, 10

    Recognising heroic acts by members of the armed forces. Liverpudlian soldier Craig Lundberg tells the story of the night he was blinded by a grenade during a rooftop battle in Iraq.

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