Thursday's TV pick: Bring Back Borstal

Published Thursday, Jan 8 2015, 07:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
In a unique experiment, 14 young troublemakers - half of whom have criminal convictions - have volunteered to take part in Bring Back Borstal.

In the 1930s, Borstal was a much-feared institution designed to reform young offenders by enforcing compulsory work, education, discipline and intense physical exercise.

Bring Back Borstal, ITV, Thu 8 Jan


Spending four weeks in a castle in Northumberland, can they handle the dreaded institutional regime of the past as well as they think they're going to?

They're greeted by ex-military man and enforcer of discipline, Chief Officer Dugan, and are transformed from free men to inmates.

As they eat, sleep, and breathe the life of a 1930s Borstal boy, can they cope?

Bring Back Borstal, ITV, 9pm

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