Ant Middleton and other ex-Special Forces soldiers recreate the SAS's secret selection process and put recruits through it, in the ultimate test of their physical and psychological resilience
The recruits' first task is an unexpected one: writing an essay about themselves. Then they face an eight-mile combat fitness test while their essays are dissected for an insight into their character.
Ex-Special Forces soldiers put 30 men through the ultimate test of psychological resilience and character, in order to answer the all-important question: 'would I want this man beside me in a crisis?'
The last recruits each face the final, gruelling stage of selection alone: interrogation
Series 1 Episode 5
The final recruits face a punishing 72-hour cat-and-mouse chase across challenging terrain
Series 1 Episode 4
The directing staff test the remaining recruits' resistance to fear
Series 1 Episode 3
The remaining recruits face a seemingly endless series of physical challenges
Series 1 Episode 2
The recruits must write essays about themselves, before an eight-mile combat fitness test
Series 1 Episode 1