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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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Superlative in all respects
29 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

A magnificent achievement in British film-making, portraying the bomb-defusing activities and private lives of the men in this extraordinarily dangerous branch of the service in World War Two England. The acting is superb, attention to detail meticulous, casting perfect, scenes totally realistic, pacing perfect, and there's a wonderful balance of tension, romance, humour, and tragedy. I saw this series on TV in Bermuda in 1985, recently (2006) viewed the programmes again - still as marvellous today, maybe even more so as the production values have more than stood the test of time. How the person who rated this series "6" arrived at that figure completely escapes me! Highest recommendation.


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