Channel 4, 2011

FIGHTING ON THE FRONTLINE

With unprecedented access to Britain’s Armed Forces, this three-part documentary series allows troops to reveal the inside story of what it’s really like fighting on a tour of duty in Afghanistan today. Filmed on and off the battlefield, each episode follows the story of a group of Servicemen and women fighting the war from three unique perspectives – on foot, in the air and from behind the wheel of armoured vehicles.

The films show the mindset of 21st century armed forces fighting an unconventional, insurgent enemy. British troops have all the technological advantages but must adhere to strict rules of combat that can often put them at a disadvantage. This series lays bare the reality of what our troops are up against on a daily basis, hearing them speak honestly and humorously about coping with life in one of the most dangerous places on earth.

RTS 2011
Documentary Series
Nominated

Fighting on the Frontline is extraordinary. More than any other I’ve seen, it shows what it’s really like out there – from the point of view of the soldiers, not the TV people.

The Guardian

Disturbing and gripping television

Independent

Powerfully intimate series about British troops in Afghanistan… there was no doubting its
authenticity

Daily Telegraph

Excellent series… the up-close, unguarded portrait of British soldiers at work is scarily good

Radio Times

A vivid, close-up picture of life on the frontline of Afghanistan

Mail on Sunday
SERIES DIRECTOR

Jessie Versluys

SERIES PRODUCER

Ruth Kelly

FILMED / PRODUCED / DIRECTED BY

Robin Barnwell

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Simon Ford
Morgan Matthews

FILM EDITORS

Paul Carlin
William Grayburn
Mark Towns

PRODUCER

Ruth Nicklin

UK PRODUCER

Helen Crampton

PATROL HD DIRECTOR

Benjamin Richards

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Clare Voyce

SENIOR COORDINATORS

Sarah Bishop
Elisabeth Pinto

JUNIOR RESEARCHER

Francis Longhurst

DOP INTERVIEWS

Brendan Easton

COMPOSER

Richard Spiller