If you are after some good military TV shows to get stuck into, here are some of what we think are the best ones to watch from start to finish.
Band of Brothers
First broadcast in 2001, this show follows the story of Easy Company 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division during the Second World War. From training to frontline fighting, the series is based on a book of the same name, which in turn is based on real historical events faced by the 101st Airborne Division.
The title ‘Band of Brothers’ comes from a passage in Shakespeare’s Henry V, and is spoken in the series finale. The show was produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, following on from Saving Private Ryan. It stars a few big-name actors including Damien Lewis and Michael Fassbender.
It is available to watch on Now TV in the UK and for those with access to BFBS Extra, you can watch Band of Brothers on Monday nights.
The Pacific is a relative of Band of Brothers, but this series focuses on the lives of three marines, Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge and John Basilone, from different regiments during the WW2 Battle in the Pacific. Like Band of Brothers, the show is based on real historical events that the marines faced. Stars of the show include the Queen phenomenon Remi Malek, and Tom Hanks provides his voice as the narrator.
Available to watch in the UK on Now TV, and those with BFBS Extra will be able to watch it after Band of Brothers has completed it's run.
There are seven series of Soldier, Soldier to get stuck into. The show is centered around the lives of officers and soldiers of the King's Own Fusiliers during time at home, on exercise and in battle. There are quite a few familiar faces in this drama, Robson Green, Denise Welch and Jerome Flynn to name but a few.
The series is available on Drama and UKTV in the UK.
SAS Who Dares Wins
Quite possibly one of, if not the, hardest TV shows to take part in, SAS: Who Dares Wins, began in 2015. Four ex-Special Forces soldiers, Ant Middleton, Jason 'Foxy' Fox, Ollie Ollerton and Mark 'Billy' Billingham come together to re-create the SAS selection course for civilians, testing their mental and physical abilities. There are now four seasons to catch up on and, a new fifth member of the team.
All series are available to watch on Channel 4's on demand service, All4.
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There are seven seasons of Emmy award-winning Homeland to scratch that military TV itch. The story follows that of CIA Operative Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes, who is looking for an American prisoner who may have joined the Al-Qaeda. Full of drama and suspense, this show is sure to keep you entertained.
Season 8 is currently being aired each week on Channel 4 every Sunday at 9pm.
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