Asked By: Walter Morris Date: created: Feb 03 2023

Where is SAS series 2 filmed

Answered By: Reginald James Date: created: Feb 06 2023

SAS Rogue Heroes 2 begins filming in UK and Croatia Filming has just started on Series 2 of SAS Rogue Heroes, with shooting set to take place and Croatia. Created by Steven Knight and inspired by Ben Macintyre’s book of the same name, the returning drama will once again be a dramatised account of the origins of the iconic Special Forces unit, the SAS. Returning lead cast includes Jack O’Connell, Connor Swindells, Sofia Boutella and Dominic West. Gwilym Lee joins SAS Rogue Heroes for series two to play Bill Stirling, David Stirling’s brother and founder of the 2SAS regiment, while Con O’Neill (pictured above left) will play General Montgomery. Knight said: “It’s so good to be back in the wild world of the SAS so soon. The second chapter is even more incredible than the first and we hope to do justice to the brave men and women whose story we are telling.” Karen Wilson, joint MD of Kudos and executive producer, added: “We were blown away by the incredible reaction to series one and are so excited to be back filming.

Asked By: Hugh Nelson Date: created: Jan 05 2024

Where was season 1 SAS filmed

Answered By: Cole Hernandez Date: created: Jan 07 2024

FACTS & FIGURES – Filmed: May/June 2015 Aired: Autumn 2015 Channel: Channel 4 Location: West Wales Viewers: 2.51 Million Cameras: 32

  • “The best show on television.”
  • – The Sun
  1. “A thoroughly addictive series.”
  2. – Daily Mail
  • “Today’s young men pride themselves on their fitness. It was eye-opening to see how little this counted for”
  • – The Telegraph
  1. “The watermark for challenging reality shows has reached a new high.”
  2. – The Guardian

“The tone of (this) series is ‘tough’, from the background music to the narrator and contestantswho discover they aren’t as tough as they think.” – The Week : SAS: Who Dares Wins S1 | The Complete Camera Company

Asked By: Christopher Mitchell Date: created: May 23 2023

Where is SAS Season 8 filmed

Answered By: Gordon Gonzalez Date: created: May 24 2023

Cast – The Chief Instructor was Ant Middleton who is an ex- United Kingdom Special Forces operator serving in the Special Boat Service, He was dismissed from the show by Channel 4 in 2021 over his ‘personal conduct’. In October 2021, former United States Recon Marine Rudy Reyes was announced as the series’s new Chief Instructor.

The other Directing Staff (DS) instructors are: Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox, a former SBS operator; Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, an ex- SAS Sergeant Major ; and veteran Navy SEAL Senior Chief Remi Adeleke – who left in 2022, after appearing in that year’s civilian and celebrity series. Series 8 saw the contestants tested in the jungle of Thung Ui, north Vietnam, and Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham as the Chief Instructor because of his extensive jungle warfare training.

Joining the Directing Staff is Chris Oliver, a former Royal Marine Mountain Leader and ex- Special Boat Service operator.

Asked By: Alex Washington Date: created: Jan 20 2023

Where is the latest SAS series filmed

Answered By: Clifford Morgan Date: created: Jan 20 2023

SAS: Who Dares Wins Returns to the Isle of Raasay The is famous for its including the Old Man of Storr, Neist Point Lighthouse and the famous Dunvegan Castle. However, no trip to Skye is complete without a visit to the Isle of Raasay – a more secluded island bursting with activities, history, shops and more.

Raasay can be explored by car or foot, with the Isle of Raasay Distillery, Raasay House and a number of galleries and shops all close by. The island is teeming with wildlife. Red deer can be found in the hills, sea eagles and otters on the coast, and dolphins often sighted in the clear waters around the island.

Exploring the north, you’ll come across hidden beaches such as Inver, the remains of castles such as Brochel, and even more recent history at the amazing and former Iron Mines. : SAS: Who Dares Wins Returns to the Isle of Raasay

Asked By: Oswald Garcia Date: created: Mar 31 2024

How real is SAS: Who Dares Wins

Answered By: Steven Washington Date: created: Apr 01 2024

No celebrity contestant would pass selection, SAS: Who Dares Wins’ Billy Billingham says SAS: Who Dares Wins directing staff Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, pictured with Rudy Reyes, Chris Oliver and Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox (Picture: Channel 4).

  • None of the celebrities who’ve appeared on the show would pass selection for the Special Forces, says SAS: Who Dares Wins’ current chief instructor Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham.
  • And the former SAS (Special Air Service) member, author and TV presenter went further in an interview to say there is “nobody on any of it who could pass”.
  • This contrasts with the opinion of Ant Middleton, the former chief instructor of the gruelling Channel 4 show, who said during the sixth series, which featured members of the public as recruits, for selection for the SBS (Special Boat Service).
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SAS: Who Dares Wins is a Channel 4 show where an elite team of ex-Special Forces – which includes the SAS and SBS – recreate a condensed version of the SAS’s selection process – putting recruits through the ultimate test of their physical and psychological resilience.

When asked during an interview with LADbible whether any of the celebrity contestants who have taken part in the show could have potentially done the course in real life, Billy said: “No. Don’t be so ridiculous!” He added: “There is nobody on any of it who could pass. No. These are 10 or 14-day courses, and SAS selection is six months.

Not to be disrespectful to anyone, but you have to be in the military to go in the SAS.” However, he said: “What they do is amazing. The people coming on the show do 18 hours a day, but you get 40 minutes on the show, but they get put through their paces.” SAS: Who Dares Wins puts contestants through a version of selection for the Special Forces (Picture: Channel 4).

  1. Billy likened being part of the SAS: Who Dares Wins show directing staff team to being back in the military, and says the process is run like a real Special Forces course, only much shorter.
  2. Billingham also talked about how the show encourages its contestants to open up about their own personal struggles, and how that inspired their fan base to open up about their own issues.
  3. Billy Billingham spoke to LADbible as the latest season of the programme, series 8 filmed in the Vietnam jungle where he was joined by, came to an end on Channel 4.

: No celebrity contestant would pass selection, SAS: Who Dares Wins’ Billy Billingham says

Asked By: Peter Alexander Date: created: Jan 26 2023

Who won SAS: Who Dares Wins 2023

Answered By: Wyatt Barnes Date: created: Jan 28 2023

After six gruelling episodes, SAS: Who Dares Wins came to an end this week with the winners revealed. Season 8 started on Monday 23rd January with 20 new recruits being put through their paces by the SAS:Who Dares Wins instructors including Billy Billingham and his team of directing staff Foxy (Jason Fox), Rudy Reyes and Chris Oliver.

While 20 signed up for the job, unfortunately everyone didn’t make it to the finish line with recruits dropping out each week until only four were left in the final – Grant (Recruit 2), Joshua (Recruit 3), Hilary (Recruit 4), and Faye (Recruit 7). And in the end, only three recruits managed to pass the selection process.

On Tuesday 21st February, Grant, Joshua, and Hilary were announced as the 2023 winners, having passed the selection process. Grant, Hilary and Joshua with the SAS: Who Dares Wins instructors. Channel 4 Announcing the news, Billy said: “Take a breath, relax, it’s been a tough f**king course, so it’s a massive achievement for all of you right now standing in front of us. “The question we always ask is – could we have that person stood next to us? Number seven (Faye), the answer was no, but for the remainder of you – congratulations, good effort you’ve all passed the selection process.

“Well done! F**king good effort! Congratulations to all of you – it’s a massive achievement.” By entering your details, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions and privacy policy, You can unsubscribe at any time. On passing the course, Grant said: “As a civilian taking on Special Forces tasks and challenges, I felt super human! I felt like a new man.

I feel proud.” Joshua added: “It’s an amazing, indescribable feeling. I had a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m very proud of my achievement! I was buzzing, to say the least, and just glad I dug deep to see it through to the end.” Hilary commented: “It feels so so amazing, so liberating and so satisfying to have made it through.

I would never have thought I would get this far at all. “I definitely left there a changed person, not just for a while but forever. I feel so empowered and honoured to say that I have completed something like that.” Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what’s on.

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Where does SAS training take place?

Selection Phase 2 – Jungle Training – Those who have passed stage 1 have to then pass jungle training. Training takes place in Belize, in the heart of deep jungles. Candidates learn the basics of surviving and patrolling in the harsh conditions. SAS jungle patrols have to live for weeks behind enemy lines, in 4 man patrols, living on rations.

Where is SAS series 7 filmed?

SAS 7 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 10 April 2022 Location: The series was filmed in the protected desert area of Wadi Rum in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Jordan. Also known as the Valley of the Moon it’s a dramatic desert landscape of sandstone and granite and has been the backdrop for many epic feature films – from Lawrence of Arabia to The Martian & recently Dune.

  • The base, known as the French Fort, was originally constructed as part of a set for a 1998 French TV production.
  • SAS got access to the fort via our fixing company and the Royal Film Commission, Jordan.
  • The series was produced with the assistance of the Royal Film Commission, the Jordanian military and with the permission of the Jordanian Royal Family.
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Climate: This is our hottest and driest series yet. Filmed in the Jordanian desert in October 2021, temperatures peaked at over 35˚C during the day and, at night, fell as low as 5˚C. Previous series in hot climates were shot in Ecuador (typically humid & rainy with highs around up to 32˚C) and Morocco (with highs of 30˚C during filming).

  • Equipment: Each recruit carries a bergen (or military rucksack) weighing 35 lbs which contains:
  • A bivy (dry) bag A sleeping bag A travel pillow A compass A water bottle A 2L hydration bladder Sunglasses & sand goggles A notepad & pen A headtorch
  • A toothbrush & toothpaste
  1. Clothes: Each recruit has a kit consisting of:
  2. 2 long sleeve t-shirts 2 digi camo trousers 2 pairs of socks 2 sets of underwear 1 neck buff 1 cap 1 pair of desert boots 1 fleece pullover 1 windbreaker jacket
  3. And their bergen (rucksack) containing items listed above
  4. Sleep: Recruits sleep on a standard issue camp bed – they each have a sleeping bag & a small camping pillow (43 x 27cm)

Washing: If recruits want their clothes washed, they have to wash them themselves! They have no clothing to sleep in so stay in their combat clothing at all hours, day and night. They must be ready to go at all times, just like in the military! They can wash in a rudimentary outside shower.

  • Meals: Recruits are given 3 meals a day, prepared off site and brought in, but it’s up to them to portion the food and distribute evenly and fairly between themselves.
  • Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs and 2 pieces of dry toast OR
  • Porridge
  • Lunch: 1 jacket potato with kidney beans OR Soup OR
  • Ham/cheese roll
  • Dinner: Boiled chicken/white fish/mince meat – with rice OR Pasta & vegetables OR
  • Boiled cabbage & potatoes

Transport: Recruits were driven by local drivers in GMC Yukon vehicles. They were sometimes hooded whilst travelling so they didn’t know where they were going. The farthest task location was 120km north of camp (over 2hr drive) called Little Petra. Little Petra is in an arid, mountainous desert region 1,040 metres (3,410 ft) above sea level, which is North of the ancient ruins of Petra.

Many of our task locations were in the Wadi Rum desert surrounding the base – including the ‘milling’ task (hand to hand combat) on open salt flats, the marksman task, which took place in a nearby derelict compound, or ravine crossing which was took place over a 150m high rocky ravine in the immediate area.

Water tasks took place 70km south of Wadi Rum in the coast’s main city, Aqaba. An old and mostly derelict port gave us plenty of task locations, for tasks including backwards dive, a tower abseil & a drop into the sea from helicopters, followed by an impromptu ‘beasting’ (repeated drill exercises) on an old military training beach.

Filming: OFF-RIG The off rig action – comprising most of the tasks – is covered by 7 cameras – there’s a director of photography, a camera operator and a team of self-shooting producers & directors as well as the drone team. We use 2 Amira cameras, five FS7s, a number of GoPros alongside our boom mics, underwater mics and radio mics on each recruit and DS.

The drone team shoot with 2 drones (an Inspire 2 and an FPV, first-person view – this is smaller, able to navigate through tight ravines and reach 0-62mph in 2 seconds) ON-RIG Back on base the action is covered by a fixed rig set up where we have 40 cameras covering all areas of the base.

  1. The editorial team captures the action from a gallery whilst technical crew are in a further 3 cabins – sound, camera/machine room & ingest – where all the recorded material is processed.
  2. The whole operation runs 24 hours a day and takes a team of up to 150 people including local crew.
  3. Themes: Episode 1 – Brotherhood Episode 2 – Belief Episode 3 – Mindset Episode 4 – Reliance Episode 5 – Leadership
  4. Episode 6 – Capture

: SAS 7 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Asked By: Sean Robinson Date: created: Apr 22 2023

Where is SAS Season 4 filmed

Answered By: David Stewart Date: created: Apr 24 2023

Andes mountains, Chile – The celebs were treated to the harsh extremes of the Andes in Chile (Picture: Channel 4/Pete Dadds) Previously, the celebrity version (and series four of the regular programme) of SAS: Who Dares Wins was filmed in the challenging terrain of Chile’s Andes mountains. They were tasked with brutal challenges (Picture: Channel 4 / Pete Dadds) ‘They’ll face all the challenges of living and operating at high altitude, with a lack of oxygen, in freezing temperatures and unforgiving snow storms.’ Brutal tasks involving this terrain included celebrities jumping backwards out of a helicopter into Rapel Lake, an artificial lake in central Chile, and undertaking expeditions up one of the Andes mountains, where temperatures can reach -10℃.

Is 30 too old to join SAS?

The very first step for selection into the SAS is meeting the basic requirements, which include: Age: Candidates are at least 18 years old. Although there is no upper age limit, candidates over 32 years of age have less likelihood of getting in.

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Can anyone try out for SAS?

If you’re a civilian, you may consider joining the 21 and 23 SAS reserves (SAS(R)), the only SAS units that accept candidates from the general population. This includes civilians with no military experience. Joining a regular SAS unit is only possible if you’re already a member of His Majesty’s Armed Forces.

Can you join the SAS straight away?

Outside of the SAS Reserves, the SAS doesn’t recruit civilians. To be eligible to join the SAS, you must be an official member of one of the uniformed services of the British Armed Forces — either the Naval Service (comprised of the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Commandos), the British Army, or the Royal Air Force.

Where is SAS Series 7 filmed?

SAS 7 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 10 April 2022 Location: The series was filmed in the protected desert area of Wadi Rum in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Jordan. Also known as the Valley of the Moon it’s a dramatic desert landscape of sandstone and granite and has been the backdrop for many epic feature films – from Lawrence of Arabia to The Martian & recently Dune.

The base, known as the French Fort, was originally constructed as part of a set for a 1998 French TV production. SAS got access to the fort via our fixing company and the Royal Film Commission, Jordan. The series was produced with the assistance of the Royal Film Commission, the Jordanian military and with the permission of the Jordanian Royal Family.

Climate: This is our hottest and driest series yet. Filmed in the Jordanian desert in October 2021, temperatures peaked at over 35˚C during the day and, at night, fell as low as 5˚C. Previous series in hot climates were shot in Ecuador (typically humid & rainy with highs around up to 32˚C) and Morocco (with highs of 30˚C during filming).

  • Equipment: Each recruit carries a bergen (or military rucksack) weighing 35 lbs which contains:
  • A bivy (dry) bag A sleeping bag A travel pillow A compass A water bottle A 2L hydration bladder Sunglasses & sand goggles A notepad & pen A headtorch
  • A toothbrush & toothpaste
  1. Clothes: Each recruit has a kit consisting of:
  2. 2 long sleeve t-shirts 2 digi camo trousers 2 pairs of socks 2 sets of underwear 1 neck buff 1 cap 1 pair of desert boots 1 fleece pullover 1 windbreaker jacket
  3. And their bergen (rucksack) containing items listed above
  4. Sleep: Recruits sleep on a standard issue camp bed – they each have a sleeping bag & a small camping pillow (43 x 27cm)

Washing: If recruits want their clothes washed, they have to wash them themselves! They have no clothing to sleep in so stay in their combat clothing at all hours, day and night. They must be ready to go at all times, just like in the military! They can wash in a rudimentary outside shower.

  • Meals: Recruits are given 3 meals a day, prepared off site and brought in, but it’s up to them to portion the food and distribute evenly and fairly between themselves.
  • Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs and 2 pieces of dry toast OR
  • Porridge
  • Lunch: 1 jacket potato with kidney beans OR Soup OR
  • Ham/cheese roll
  • Dinner: Boiled chicken/white fish/mince meat – with rice OR Pasta & vegetables OR
  • Boiled cabbage & potatoes

Transport: Recruits were driven by local drivers in GMC Yukon vehicles. They were sometimes hooded whilst travelling so they didn’t know where they were going. The farthest task location was 120km north of camp (over 2hr drive) called Little Petra. Little Petra is in an arid, mountainous desert region 1,040 metres (3,410 ft) above sea level, which is North of the ancient ruins of Petra.

Many of our task locations were in the Wadi Rum desert surrounding the base – including the ‘milling’ task (hand to hand combat) on open salt flats, the marksman task, which took place in a nearby derelict compound, or ravine crossing which was took place over a 150m high rocky ravine in the immediate area.

Water tasks took place 70km south of Wadi Rum in the coast’s main city, Aqaba. An old and mostly derelict port gave us plenty of task locations, for tasks including backwards dive, a tower abseil & a drop into the sea from helicopters, followed by an impromptu ‘beasting’ (repeated drill exercises) on an old military training beach.

  • Filming: OFF-RIG The off rig action – comprising most of the tasks – is covered by 7 cameras – there’s a director of photography, a camera operator and a team of self-shooting producers & directors as well as the drone team.
  • We use 2 Amira cameras, five FS7s, a number of GoPros alongside our boom mics, underwater mics and radio mics on each recruit and DS.

The drone team shoot with 2 drones (an Inspire 2 and an FPV, first-person view – this is smaller, able to navigate through tight ravines and reach 0-62mph in 2 seconds) ON-RIG Back on base the action is covered by a fixed rig set up where we have 40 cameras covering all areas of the base.

  1. The editorial team captures the action from a gallery whilst technical crew are in a further 3 cabins – sound, camera/machine room & ingest – where all the recorded material is processed.
  2. The whole operation runs 24 hours a day and takes a team of up to 150 people including local crew.
  3. Themes: Episode 1 – Brotherhood Episode 2 – Belief Episode 3 – Mindset Episode 4 – Reliance Episode 5 – Leadership
  4. Episode 6 – Capture

: SAS 7 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION