The Regiment (TV series)

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The Regiment
Created byJack Gerson
Nick McCarty
William Slater
StarringChristopher Cazenove
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series2
No. of episodes23
ProducersRoyston Morley
Terence Dudley
Production companyBBC
Original networkBBC One
Original release21 February 1972 (1972-02-21) –
4 May 1973 (1973-05-04)

The Regiment was a British television drama series produced by the BBC.[1] First broadcast on BBC One in 1972 it starred Christopher Cazenove and followed the story of a British Army regiment from the view of two families.[1]

The Regiment was based on a single play broadcast in 1970 as part of the BBC Drama Playhouse series.[1] The series followed the Cotswold Regiment from 1895 to 1904, and in particular the Gaunt and Bright families.[1] The first series was broadcast in 1972 and related to the regiment's time in South Africa, fighting in the Boer War, while the second series in 1973 followed the regiment on a posting to British India.[1]

It once received a brief review in the Glasgow Weekly News "The Regiment: ought to be disbanded".

The theme music to the series was the finale of the Triumphal March from "Caractacus" by Sir Edward Elgar.

Cast List[edit]

Actor Character
Christopher Cazenove Lt/Capt Richard Gaunt
Maria Aitken Dorothy Saunders
Wendy Allnutt Charlotte Gaunt
Virginia Balfour Mrs Cranleigh-Osborne
James Bate Cpl Ernest Bright
Michael Brennan RSM William Bright
Bernard Brown Capt/Major Robert Saunders
Shirley Dixon Maud Slingsby
Michael Elwyn Lt Henry Percival
John Hallam Lt James Willoughby
John Hallet Private Hodge
Roy Herrick Lt/Capt Jeffrey Sissons
Penelope Lee Dr. Mary Mitcheson/Gaunt
Denis Lill Captain/Major Alfred Slingsby
Frederick Treves Col Cranleigh-Osborne
Wendy Williams Alice Gaunt
Richard Wordsworth Lt Col Gaunt-Seymour


  1. ^ a b c d e Evans 2001, p. 501
  • Evans, Jeff (2001). The Penguin TV Companion. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-051467-8.

External links[edit]

"The Regiment" at IMDb