7.4/101 Votes Alchetron
Country of origin United kingdom
No. of series 2
Created by Patrick Harbinson
Original language(s) English
First episode date 2001
Networks BBC, BBC One
|Starring Tamzin Outhwaite
Composer(s) Hal Lindes Sheridan Tongue
Cast Tamzin Outhwaite, Douglas Hodge, James Thornton, Gordon Kennedy, Blake Ritson
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Red Cap is a British television drama series produced by Stormy Pictures for the BBC and broadcast on BBC One. Two series of six episodes each were produced following a feature length pilot. It featured the investigations (and personal relationships) of a British Army Special Investigation Branch unit of the Royal Military Police based in Germany. Ostensibly the lead character was Sergeant Jo McDonagh (nicknamed McDoughnut), played by Tamzin Outhwaite, but the show was more of an ensemble piece, with several notable characters coming to prominence.
Fictional regiments featured in Red Cap
Tamzin Outhwaite (Sergeant Jo McDonagh), according to the BBC spent a week familiarising herself with Army life at the Reserve Training and Mobilisation Centre in Chilwell, Nottingham. Training included unarmed combat, 9mm pistol training, driving, drill, and understanding the Army's labyrinthine hierarchical structure.
Red Cap's creator and writer, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Patrick Harbinson, was in the army himself and wrote 15 episodes of the ITV series Soldier Soldier.
"With such experience, Patrick infuses Red Cap with a tangible sense of realism." (BBC)