A small boat arrives at a beach in Kent where illegal aliens are unloaded, but the police bag the smugglers and all bar one of the Pakistanis, now quite ill, who seeks refuge with an immigrant rights activist.

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Wensley Pithey ...
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Keith Washington ...
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Majid
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Alex Rushmer
Martin Wyldeck ...
Spaak
Arnold Peters ...
Giraud
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Rosa
Robert Hamilton ...
Zac
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Vousden
George Lee ...
Clayton
Uska Joshi ...
Dr. Bakht (as Usha Joshi)
Leon Collins ...
Levi
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Charles Settle
Harold Reese ...
Clarke
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A small boat arrives at a beach in Kent where illegal aliens are unloaded, but the police bag the smugglers and all bar one of the Pakistanis, now quite ill, who seeks refuge with an immigrant rights activist.

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1 October 1969 (UK)  »

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Political Correctness in 1969
9 October 2011 | by (Georgetown, KY) – See all my reviews

The first 2 episodes of Special Branch came out swinging hard and managed to snare some interest. This 3rd episode bent over backwards to be politically correct and stress how sympathetic the plight was of the poor downtrodden Pakistanis and how hard they worked to get to England and what good people they were etc., etc. The choosing of the villain here foreshadowed the 1970s brand of bad guy (i.e., bad white person doing this for money) which is why Corporations and Capitalism are viewed so badly nowadays. The Pakistanis' wish to get to a Capitalist country where they could better themselves becomes a black eye to Capitalism because it costs money to get there instead of an indictment of the non-Capitalist systems throughout the world. This show could as easily been about East Germans escaping to the West or Russians escaping to the West or Czechs, or Lituanians, or Algerians, or etc. If Capitalism was so bad, why were people risking their lives to get here? That should have been the story, not what was shown.


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