Bugs (1995–1998)

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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jaye Griffiths ...
 Roslyn 'Ros' Henderson (40 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Nicholas Beckett (40 episodes, 1995-1999)
Craig McLachlan ...
 Ed Russell (30 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jan Harvey ...
 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)  »

Also Known As:

Bugs - Le spie senza volto  »

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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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unsatisfactory sci-fi thriller
10 April 1999 | by (stockton,england) – See all my reviews

the premise of this series is very good and the original cast of Jaye Griffiths,Jesse Birdsall and Craig Mclachlan are charismatic. The show has a very distinctive look and yet somehow the episodes are tepid and uninvolving.It is not just the reliance on technobabble or the poorly-staged action and stunts.The series is simply less than the sum of its parts.The problem was compounded in later years as changes to the format meant that the number of recurring characters was almost doubled and the already thin plotlines were spread pretty thinly between them. The final straw came when Craig Mclachlan left and was replaced by Steven Houghton as the same character.He was simply a dull wet piece of wood and enjoyed none of the rapport with his colleagues which had come naturally to his predecessor. The audience turned away in droves and the BBC stopped transmitting halfway through the series.


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