Ed, Ros, Alex and Beckett form the high-tech crime fighting team who work for the mysterious, secretive Bureau 2 chief, Jan, and are only assigned the most difficult and dangerous cases.

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Jaye Griffiths ...
 Roslyn 'Ros' Henderson (40 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Nicholas Beckett (40 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Ed Russell (30 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Barbara 'Jan' (20 episodes, 1997-1999)
Paula Hunt ...
 Alex Jordan (20 episodes, 1997-1999)
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When Beckett, an agent for a top secret intelligence agency known as The Hive, uncovers a sinister plot by his employers, he is expelled and joins a freelance group of investigators dedicated to solving high tech crimes. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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1 April 1995 (UK)  »

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Bugs - A cég hullámhosszán  »

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Described by a BBC continuity announcer as "The Avengers of the 90's". See more »

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[Ros and Beckett are being pursued by a jeep]
Nicholas Beckett: Can't you lose them?
Roslyn 'Ros' Henderson: Of course. But you're paying for the respray.
[Ros looks in her rear-view mirror]
Roslyn 'Ros' Henderson: Looks to me very much like a gun.
Nicholas Beckett: What?
Roslyn 'Ros' Henderson: [gesturing] Look.
[gunfire]
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Started well, declined.
29 September 2003 | by (Luton, England) – See all my reviews

The first series, apart from the epsiode "Assasins Inc." I thought was very good. For the first time in many years the BBC had applied a proper budget to a drama programme and added an element of SF/fantasy. Brian Celmins (who helped devise The Avengers) was a story consultant and the whole thing worked well.

After that things tended to go downhill, with the scripts getting less believable even though today, some years on, the idea of a computer virus attempting to take over the world through the internet isn't quite as far-fetched as we thought!

There were some entertaining episodes in later years but the ratings dropped from an excellent 9-10 million in the first series to more like 6 million I believe, and the BBC pulled the plug after four series.


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