The Regiment (TV series)

The Regiment
Genre Drama
Created by Jack Gerson
Nick McCarty
William Slater
Starring Christopher Cazenove
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 23
Producer(s) Royston Morley
Terence Dudley
Production company(s) BBC
Original network BBC One
Original release 21 February 1972 – 4 May 1973

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 1970 play that was 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 broadcast in 1972 related to the regiment's time with the Boer War, the second 1973 series followed the regiment in the British Raj in India.[1]

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

Cast List

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. 1 2 3 4 5 Evans 2001, p. 501
  • Evans, Jeff (2001). The Penguin TV Companion. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-051467-8. 

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