Submitted by nevereatpears t3_yq3qxo in television

Steven Knight who created and wrote every episode of Peaky Blinders has written followup show SAS Rogue Heroes. All six episodes are currently on Iplayer and it's incredible.

The writing is on par with Peaky, plus it's another cool look at history with a real flair and punchy dialogue. Stylistically it feels similar to Peaky. It's set in a similar time period, has super swish production values, stunning cinematography and a good soundtrack.

This time around Knight swaps Birmingham gangsters for the renegade soldiers who formed the SAS in 1941.

It has a stellar cast, including Connor Swindells (Sex Education), Jack O'Connell (Skins), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones) and Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair).

Swindells is really fun to watch in this as the lead character. O'Connell does a fantastic Irish accent.



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Carninator t1_ivo41ss wrote

Historical inaccuracies aside, I found it very enjoyable.

I know I'm going to sound like and old man, but my main gripe is how they swear every other sentence. Especially as people who knew David Stirling said they never heard him swear or use bad language in general.


nevereatpears OP t1_ivodgu6 wrote

True, this feels very trademark Steven Knight though. As I said, a funny witty take on history.


FlaveC t1_ivmgfj8 wrote

> good soundtrack

If you're an AC/DC fan you'll love this show.


Apocalyptic0n3 t1_ivobdij wrote

Hey now, they use Motorhead once too.

But seriously: why is every single song AC/DC. It's the only thing I dislike.


NGNSteveTheSamurai t1_ivmkzjp wrote

The most important question: will those weird “success” meme pages use stills from this like they do for Peaky Blinders?


Dennyisthepisslord t1_ivogs08 wrote

That particular Peaky blinders sub culture took years to get going...

The UK already has a ww2 fetishization


StephenHunterUK t1_ivq0i6b wrote

To be honest, so does much of Europe in one form or another. They all have their own national myths about it. The French, for example, play up the resistance and downplay the collaboration.


ClassicExit t1_ivo1i69 wrote

>It's set in a similar time period

TIL World War II included the period 1919-1932

Good grief!


evilgm t1_ivpag88 wrote

Good thing they said similar, not the same.