This action adventure series follows the exploits of Sergeant Henno Garvie and his colleagues who make up Red Troop, a crack SAS team. Stopping the release of a lethal anthrax mutation, ...
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Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative... See full summary »
This action adventure series follows the exploits of Sergeant Henno Garvie and his colleagues who make up Red Troop, a crack SAS team. Stopping the release of a lethal anthrax mutation, infiltrating an anti-capitalist group set on assassination and a life-or-death bank siege are among the missions facing the troopers as they put their lives on the line at the sharp end of Britain's most elite fighting force. Henno's reputation is at stake when an operation goes wrong in the complex political jigsaw of Northern Ireland. There is a tragedy on a combat survival weekend and the team find their skills, stamina and close-knit bond pushed to the limit when they are sent to hunt out a suspected war criminal in Bosnia.Written by
Chris Ryan, a former SAS trooper created this series and starred as Blue Troop's Johnny Bell. See more »
In the last episode of the second season, where the team have to go into a former Russian Republic to rescue Colonel Dempsey and a minister, Caroline tells the boys to load up the Land Rover and they are shown putting their gear into a Land Rover Discovery. Later when she and Jamie are driving into the country, they are driving a Chrysler Jeep Cherokee. See more »
This is a series about the Special Air Service but I suspect that the writers are finding it hard to deal with the limitations of the subject. There are scenes when the SAS are called to all manner of crime and political situations.It feels as though the producers wanted to make a show in the vein of The Professionals but could only do it if they based it around the SAS. Ross kemp is doing his yobbo act again ( it was convincing in Eastenders but fails here because he just seems like a yobbo who is actually full of bravado.I don't believe he is capable of the things he does in this series.) There are other cast members who are OK but the best actors are the women ( the multi talented Lucy Akhurst and Alex Reid).Unfortunately in typical boys own fashion they are sidelined to sitting in computer rooms giving out instructions. I like Rob Heylands other writing work but I think he is uncomfortable here and it shows.
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