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Series cast summary:
...  Brian Ash 13 episodes, 1979
...  Sergeant James 13 episodes, 1979
...  Sapper Wilkins / ... 13 episodes, 1979
Gordon Kane ...  Sapper Mulley 13 episodes, 1979
...  Sapper Powell 12 episodes, 1979
...  Corporal Horrocks 11 episodes, 1979
Jeremy Sinden ...  Ivor Rodgers / ... 10 episodes, 1979
...  Susan 9 episodes, 1979
...  Sapper Salt / ... 9 episodes, 1979
Osmund Bullock ...  Lieutenant Pringle / ... 7 episodes, 1979
...  Norma 7 episodes, 1979
...  Major Luckhurst 7 episodes, 1979
...  Doctor Gillespie 6 episodes, 1979
...  Mrs. Baker 6 episodes, 1979
Royston Tickner ...  Lieutenant Leckie / ... 6 episodes, 1979
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Brian Ash is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. Ash's job is to deactivate German bombs, some of which have fuses specifically designed to kill him. Written by Anonymous

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The series was produced by Euston Films, who were a production house for the ITV network in the UK. After the cancellation of the series 'The Sweeney' in 1978, Euston Films were looking for a new project to work on and this was the end result. After this series ended, Euston Films went straight on to make the classic comedy/drama 'Minder' which ran for ten years and then was briefly revived in the mid 1990s. See more »

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Referenced in Only Fools and Horses....: Danger UXD (1989) See more »

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Nail Biting Moments.
29 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Just finished viewing the 13 episode, 4 disk DVD set of "Danger UXB". Second time around--I saw the series many years ago on PBS.

All the performances are outstanding but, I would like to single out Maurice Röeves as Sergeant James. Why he did not win a best actor award for 1979 is beyond me. I checked his IMDb biography...no awards. Maurice Röeves uncompromising portrayal ranks, in my opinion, right up with George C. Scott's "Patton" for outstanding screen performances.

Rent (or buy) the 4 disk DVD set--well worth the 13 viewing hours. DVD picture and sound are very good. My only complaint about the DVD production--no closed captioning. The text is useful (to this mid-westerner) for understanding rapidly spoken dialogue.


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