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Our Brave Boys Episode Guide


Our Brave Boys was a military sitcom drama radio programme originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from 2001 to 2006 and is often repeated on BBC Radio 7.

The 30 minute plays centred around a civil servant called Zelda who was posted to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) pres office to be the boss of four military officers representing the Army, Navy and the Royal Air Force (RAF). The drama unfolded around her making cuts and changing traditions amongst the three armed services.


The cast were:

Fiona Shaw (Zelda)
Jonathan Hyde (Bill)
Martin Jarvis (Colonel George)
Christopher Neame (Wing Commander Bryan)
Christopher Godwin (Commander Bill)
Peter Capaldi (Chief Petty Officer Grieves)

The radio programme was written by Christopher Lee and the series Director was Pete Atkin and the Producer was Rosalind Ayres.


Our Brave Boys Episodes

Series One

Pilot episode
Bangety Bang
Ladies Who Lunch
Crabs and Penguins

Series Two

Thickly Buttered Toast
Lloyd George's Motor Car
Brown Sauce
Still Limb Syndrome
Honour Your Partners

Series Three

Nanny Knows Best
Flying Tonite
Tally-Ho!
Stakeholders
England Expects
Going Going Gone



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Series Four

Tell It Like It Isn't
Goodbye Sailor
Stretched Limo
Camping It Up
Oompahs and Camels
Hello Sailor

The Our Brave Boys plays collection is not yet released on CD or talking book.


Topics covered during the plays include why army rifles do not work when wet, why the military used personal mobile phones in Kosovo because they worked better than the standard issue radios and


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