Synopsis by Hal Erickson
For many years Carlton Television's top-rated dramatic program, the British series Soldier Soldier began modestly enough in 1991. Created by Lucy Gannon, the series chronicled the adventures of the men and women serving in the Kings' Own Fusiliers. Like many other long-running series, the program yielded a number of "breakthrough" characters, notably those perpetual screwups Tucker and Garvey, played by Robson Green and Jerome Flynn. Eventually, these two became so popular that Green and Flynn bolted the series to become a singing duo, churning out a number of hit records. By the early 21st century, the cast had undergone a near-complete turnover, save for Ben Nealon as Lt. (and later Captain) Jeremy Forsythe. Lt. Col. Peter Bishop served as the series' military advisor, while the theme music was provided by Jim Parker. By 2001, Soldier Soldier had issued 82 hour-long episodes, and was still going strong.