TV programme makers are looking for 30 bad lads - yobs and young offenders aged 18 to 24 - to step back in time and take part in a fascinating and timely social experiment.
Frog-marched to an authentic 1950s army base for a month this summer, they'll undergo a regime which half a century ago was reputed to turn boys into men.
Producer of the series for ITV 1 and 2, Tim Carter, says:"The public complain that the law has gone soft and that the youth of today have never had it so good.
"We want to find out if the old fashioned methods of a short sharp shock will have a positive effect on the lives of young men who have gone off the rails."
Bad Lads Army is the follow up to the RTS award-winning and BAFTA nominated Lads Army which had an incredibly positive affect on the lives of many of its Playstation generation recruits.
This time Bad Lads Army aims to go to the heart of the National Service debate.
Can it reform a band of delinquents?
"It may seem tough by today's standards but ultimately, it's about instilling some old-fashioned values like self-discipline, self-reliance and self-knowledge," continues Tim.
The Lads Army format is based on the experiences of the 2.5 million young men who were conscripted to do National Service between 1947 and 1961. The gruelling four week basic training programme includes square bashing, assault courses, boxing, bayonet training and endless boot polishing.
Our joyriders, shoplifters, graffiti-taggers and benefit fraudsters will have their hair shaved, eat army food 1950s style, undergo a thorough army medical and take part in church parades.
The stars of last year's Lads Army, Corporals Richard "Nooky" Nauyokas and Joe Murray will once again be using their own military backgrounds and experiences to guide our raw recruits .
Corporal Nooky says "At 18 I was argumentative, ill disciplined and lacked respect for everything and everyone - I had no idea about my own abilities. Basic training alone changed all that. I'll show this bunch a side they never knew they had."
Casting takes place in February and filming begins in June. Recruits should apply online at www.itv.com/badladsarmy or call 0207 284 1441 for a form.