Danger UXB (1979– )

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Brian Ash (Anthony Andrews) is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. ... See full summary »

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 Brian Ash (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Sergeant James (13 episodes, 1979)
George Innes ...
 Sapper Wilkins / ... (13 episodes, 1979)
Gordon Kane ...
 Sapper Mulley (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Sapper Powell (12 episodes, 1979)
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 Corporal Horrocks (11 episodes, 1979)
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 Ivor Rodgers / ... (10 episodes, 1979)
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 Susan (9 episodes, 1979)
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 Sapper Salt / ... (9 episodes, 1979)
Osmund Bullock ...
 Lieutenant Pringle / ... (7 episodes, 1979)
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 Norma (7 episodes, 1979)
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 Major Luckhurst (7 episodes, 1979)
Iain Cuthbertson ...
 Doctor Gillespie (6 episodes, 1979)
Marjie Lawrence ...
 Mrs. Baker (6 episodes, 1979)
Royston Tickner ...
 Lieutenant Leckie / ... (6 episodes, 1979)
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Brian Ash (Anthony Andrews) is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. Ash's job is to deactivate German bombs, some of which have fuses specifically designed to kill him. The series takes us through his maturation as an officer, a love story with Susan (Judy Geeson), and the stresses and strains of wartime on the civilians and military in England. Written by Anonymous

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4 January 1981 (USA)  »

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By a bizarre coincidence, actor Anthony Andrews was jotting down some thoughts for a series about wartime bomb-disposal officers when producer John Hawkesworth telephoned him and, out of the blue, offered him the role of Brian Ash in Danger UXB (1979). See more »

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Referenced in Only Fools and Horses....: Danger UXD (1989) See more »

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Nail Biting Moments.
29 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just finished viewing the 13 episode, 4 disk DVD set of "Danger UXB". Second time around--I saw the series many years ago on PBS.

All the performances are outstanding but, I would like to single out Maurice Röeves as Sergeant James. Why he did not win a best actor award for 1979 is beyond me. I checked his IMDb biography...no awards. Maurice Röeves uncompromising portrayal ranks, in my opinion, right up with George C. Scott's "Patton" for outstanding screen performances.

Rent (or buy) the 4 disk DVD set--well worth the 13 viewing hours. DVD picture and sound are very good. My only complaint about the DVD production--no closed captioning. The text is useful (to this mid-westerner) for understanding rapidly spoken dialogue.


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