|01||01||It Was Always On A Thursday||20000710||20010930|
Call-up papers are received and new recruits consider their new life ahead.
|01||02||Brasso, Bull And Bullying||20000717||20011007|
As 1950s Britain enjoyed a new prosperity, young men underwent the rigours of basic training.
|01||03||From Shouting To Shooting||20000724||20011014|
The stories of national servicemen who were caught up in Britain's colonial skirmishes and the growing Cold War.
|01||04||Angry Young Men||20000731||20011021|
When the Suez crisis blew up, recruits started to question their role in propping up colonial outposts.
|01||05||Demob Suits At Dawn||20000807||20011028|
This week, with the end of national service in sight, ticking off the final days became the routine. However, when demob day finally arrived, the national service men found it difficult fitting in with civilian life.
|01||06 LAST||Best Years Of Their Lives?||20000814||20011104|
A special discussion asking whether it really was the best of times, or just a costly and unwieldy way of propping up the armed forces.