Bugs: Season 1, Episode 1

Out of the Hive (1 Apr. 1995)

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Helicopter pilot Ed, electronics expert Ros Henderson and government agent Nick Beckett find themselves working together in an attempt to prevent the theft of a powerful satellite device from a government agency.



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Episode cast overview:
Craig McLachlan ...
Jaye Griffiths ...
William Chubb ...
John Cottrell
Brana Bajic ...
Elena Johnson
Michael Attwell ...
Alan Moore
Charlie Caine ...
Jonathan McKenna ...
Robin Bowerman ...
Jeff Harding ...
Sam James ...


Helicopter pilot Ed has been hired by government agency 'The Hive' to deliver a top secret satellite device, powerful enough to control half the world's satellite communications. However, Ed is attacked mid-flight by armed men in a black helicopter, who attempt to take the device by force. Meanwhile, Hive agent Nick Beckett has information that someone in the agency is working against them. He contacts electronics expert Ros Henderson for help, but before they can meet, Beckett is framed for stealing classified tapes. Fleeing from the Hive, Beckett must work together with Ros and Ed to clear his name and expose the real criminals within the agency. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi

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1 April 1995 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


The phone Ballantyne uses at the train station was actually an art department prop, which was positioned to obscure a sign. The poles holding this sign up can still be seen behind the phone. See more »


Just before Ed's helicopter narrowly avoids hitting a large rock during the helicopter chase, the same distinctive rock can be seen in the distance behind them. See more »


[Ed sees the box he has been hired to transport]
Ed Russell: Is that it?
Ballantyne: Don't look so disappointed.
Ed Russell: I thought this one was high security.
Ballantyne: It is. If this falls into the wrong hands...
Ed Russell: [interrupting] It could be the end of civilization as we know it. Yeah.
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