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SAS: Who Dares Wins
Series 1 2015

Minnow Films for Channel 4  

5 x 60 minutes
Minnow Films for Channel 4

In this series, a group of ex-Special Forces personnel take 30 ordinary men through an SAS selection course, designed and run by them, with every test taken from the real Special Forces selection they all went through. It’s shot with minimal interference for maximum authenticity, as the recruits spend eight intensive days isolated from the outside world.

For the SAS, physical fitness is little more than a necessary minimum. The true test is one of character: do these men have the mental strength needed to join the Special Forces? As they’re subjected to psychological profiling and testing, sleep deprivation and stress positions, extreme physical endurance, and capture and interrogation, the men are taken to the edge of their capabilities and some surprising truths emerge: Alpha males aren’t welcome, coming first in the race isn’t always the way to win, and what’s really being tested is often not what it seems.

The best show on television
The Sun

A thoroughly-addictive series
Daily Mail

Superior entertainment
Daily Telegraph

The watermark for challenging reality shows has reached a new high
The Guardian

SAS: Who Dares Wins | Photo © Ryan Macnamara

Nominated for

RTS Nomination - Best Popular, Factual and Features  

Best Popular, Factual and Features

Broadcast Awards  

Best Popular Factual Programme


The Grierson Awards
Best Constructed Documentary Series


Series Producer/Director
Dominique Foster
Executive Producer
Colin Barr
Senior Producer/Director
Alex Kiehl
Rob Gill
Nick Leader
Wesley Thomas
Sam Bergson
Dan Lavender
Sam Santana
Gareth Heale
Olivia Baldwin
Line Producer
Hannah Wythe  
Molly Byford
Jules Hawkins
Amy Walker
Assistant Producers
Francis Longhurst
Andrew Slater
Robin Ockleford
Anna Ryder
1st Assistant Director
Andi Coldwell
Directors of Photography
Luke Menges
Matthias Pilz  
The Complete Camera Company
Wayne Roberts