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A British Sub goes missing at the end of the war leaving only one crew member surviving. Everyone believes it lost to the bottom of the Baltic Sea, then 40 years later it reappears without a crew. The British government send for the one surviving crew member (David Jason) now a marine biologist. With a new crew and Jason then proceed to trace the last know happenings on the sub. But this submarine has a life of its own and the new crew soon start showing characteristics of the old crew. Written by
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HMS 'Scorpion' is supposed to be a British submarine, presumably (given her name) an S-Class. However, she doesn't resemble any Royal Navy submarine of the Second World War, looking far more like a late-war German Type VIIC U-boat. The only significant concession is that exterior periscopes have been altered to give it a more British look, but they are closer to what was on a T-Class submarine than on the S-Class. See more »
Some good moments though, but was let down by cheap and nasty CGI FX.
This was, however a decent TV short drama which can was good to watch once. Doesn't quite have the longevity to persuade me to purchase the DVD to build my collection.
This certainly won't be one of David Jason's more memorable roles as it doesn't have the charm and complexity of shows such as Open All Hours and Only Fools and Horses.
As usual with ITV Dramas, the constant interruption of commercial breaks added to my disappointment of this programme. Although at some points my attention was drawn to the show, the frequent commercials were very off-putting and the temptation to switch over to an alternative channel was high.
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