Bad Lads, Lads’ Army

Bad Lads' Army
Bad Lads’ Army

Lads’ Army or Bad Lads’ Army is a British television program that takes civilian clowns and attempts to turn them into military material. The recruits are punks and law-breakers and the training is 1950s style:

The programme format is simple. The recruits are issued period uniforms and equipment and fed, quartered and trained according to the standards of the era.

Here is an episode with the goal of turning the lads into officers. (Money line: You call me Sir again and I’ll rearrange your tescticles!) Those Corporals and Sergeants earn their pay.