In a time when waves of soldiers are returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, 'Civvies' is a shocking, violent, unflinching drama that puts you in the front line on the home front, as powerful, unforgiving and true as when first broadcast in the early 90s. Frank Dillon is retiring from the Army after 15 years with only £5,000, which won't last, and the physical and psychological scars which will. He'd rather drink with the boys and go out looking for a fight than return home to the family he loves so much it hurts. But what he and his mates have gone through, what they've seen, what they've done is something no one else will understand; and so they turn to each other - when the doors close, when the pubs open, when revenge is the answer, when the scars are healing. As they struggle to find their feet in the world, always lurking in the darkness is Barry Newman, an East End gangster who is one of the few to see potential in hard men trained to kill. Whether they can avoid the darkness and stay in the light will be seen as we see life in 'Civvies'.