The Sandbaggers (1978–1980)
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At the SALT 3 talks in Valletta, Malta, Neil Burnside receives word from a KGB informant that he wants to defect, and Willie Caine is downed by a fatal sniper bullet.

Director:

Peter Cregeen

Writer:

Ian Mackintosh

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Roy Marsden Roy Marsden ... Neil Burnside
Ray Lonnen ... Willie Caine
Alan MacNaughtan ... Sir Geoffrey Wellingham
Jerome Willis ... Matthew Peele
Dennis Burgess Dennis Burgess ... 'C'
David Robb ... Paul Dalgetty
Michael Cashman ... Mike Wallace
John Alkin John Alkin ... Len Shepherd
Bob Sherman Bob Sherman ... Jeff Ross
Sue Holderness Sue Holderness ... Marianne Straker
Frank Moorey Frank Moorey ... Yuri Filatov
Laurence Herder ... Nikolai Sarkisyan (as Larry Hoodekoff)
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Storyline

Willie Caine and Mike Wallace find themselves providing security for the UK delegation at the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks in Malta. Neal Burnside is philosophically opposed to the SALT talks and would do anything to disrupt them. An opportunity to do so presents itself when Yuri Filatov, a KGB agent in the employ of SIS, wants to be lifted and sent to England. Burnside knows that by lifting Filatov during the conference the Soviets will walk out, but Matthew Peele and Geoffrey Wellingham make sure his plan fails. Burnside's plan does have unintended consequences when one of the Sandbaggers is shot. Written by garykmcd

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Thriller

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Release Date:

28 July 1980 (UK) See more »

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Neil Burnside: If I'm mad, Willie, and everyone seems to think I am, then I've the right to tilt at the odd windmill or two.
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