First of this two-part documentary following a group of men and women undergoing a 17-week training course to become soldiers in the Defence Forces. Out of the thousands who apply every year, 350 make it to this stage and cameras chart the fortunes of the members of a 40-strong platoon as they are put through their paces, revealing what motivates these young people to say goodbye to social lives, friends, family and all the comforts of home and sign up to put themselves through a punishing regimen. And best of all you can watch them all go through this hellish regime from the comfort of your couch.