Returning home, Drake finds himself diverted to Bir Azhad to pick up a doctor. However, he is very nervous as somebody tried to kill him with a book bomb. Drake realises that there is something in the doctor's past he wants to keep hidden.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Maurice Kaufmann ...
David Saire ...
Airport Official
Harold Berens ...
Hotel Landlord
Raikin Ben-Ari ...
David (as Ben-Ari)
Mohammad Shamsi ...
Carrier (as Mohammad Moosa Shamsi)
Yashaw Adem ...
Driver (as Yashar Adem)
Bakshi Prem ...


Returning home to London, Drake finds himself diverted in the Middle East. He is required to go to Bir Azhad to pick up a scientist, Dr Garriga. However, Dr Garriga is very nervous as somebody tried to kill him with a bomb hidden in a book and he is reluctant to travel with Drake. The more Drake stays with him, he realises that there is something else going on. As they are flying back from Bir Azhad to the international airport, there is plane trouble and they have a forced landing. However, it turns out that it is all part of a plot to punish the doctor, who has a abominable past. Written by jem

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29 January 1966 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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After Gariga falls asleep, (while Drake's eating), he starts to have nightmares. During this time, Drake's reading a book - Cider With Rosie, by Laurie Lee (published in the States as Edge Of Day: Boyhood In The West Of England). The plot of the book is about the '...loss of innocence into a world of understanding.' Considering Judgement day's plot, it seems quite apropos. See more »

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The one Drake doesn't win.
25 September 2011 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Right from the beginning he's disorientated, out of control. He has no time to plan. And what little he is able to plan immediately starts to go wrong.

With Garriga, the storm clouds gradually darken. To begin with we think he's the victim but as he talks in his sleep and behaves increasingly erratically we just know there's more to him than meets the eye.

When we do get to find out about his past I loved the balanced way in which the issue was dealt with. How bad was he? What right did the hit squad have to do what they did? At the end of the day it was far from clear who were the good guys and who the bad - although there was never much doubt about how things would end for Garriga himself.

In the pilot and the customs man Judgement Day even manages to include that hallmark of good drama: well drawn minor characters.

Over all, probably the best Dangerman I have seen yet. The best of a very good bunch.

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