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Danger UXB
     

Danger UXB

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Director: Roy Ward Baker, Douglas Camfield, Ferdinand Fairfax

Cast: Anthony Andrews

 

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The 13-part Danger UXB was the third presentation in the 1980-81 season of PBS' Masterpiece Theatre. Based upon the memoirs of Major A. B. "Bill" Hartley, this British production stars Anthony Andrews as engineer Brian Ash. In the early days of World War II, Brian volunteers for the Royal Engineers' UXB, or "Unexploded Bomb," division. Making his already

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The 13-part Danger UXB was the third presentation in the 1980-81 season of PBS' Masterpiece Theatre. Based upon the memoirs of Major A. B. "Bill" Hartley, this British production stars Anthony Andrews as engineer Brian Ash. In the early days of World War II, Brian volunteers for the Royal Engineers' UXB, or "Unexploded Bomb," division. Making his already dangerous job doubly perilous is the fact that many of the "dead" bombs that have fallen in the London vicinity have been booby-trapped by German technicians; they can go off without warning at any time, so it's not surprising that the ranks of the UXB unit diminishes on a near-daily basis. The storyline traces Ash's rise through the ranks to Lieutenant, as well as his romance with Susan Mount (Judy Geeson). Danger UXB's American TV run extended from January 4 through March 30, 1981.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/1998
UPC:
0026359085239
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
NR
Source:
Hbo Home Video

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Danger UXB 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This wonderfully cast and acted miniseries chronicles the beyond unenviable job given to a young British officer, Lt. Brian Ash, of having to defuse and dispose of unexploded bombs dropped on English towns and cities by the Germans during WWII. The fuses and bombs advance in sophistication mechanically, and Ash's defusing methods have to somehow keep up with increasingly lethal technology, and many times the bombs go off regardless. The backdrop of this central struggle is the constant stressors placed not only on Ash, but on the enlisted personnel under him. Ash's unit was ultimately fighting as much of an unrelenting war of nerves as well as of potential bomb shrapnel. This is a drama that will consistently have viewers perched on the last micron of their chairs. It is recommended vigorously to all as a series of vignettes about a group of unsung, true heroes of Great Britain during WWII.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly watchable series. The only thing wrong (in my opinion) is the lack of subtitles/captions. I enjoy British programming, but there are times when the accents are indecipherable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Originally watched on PBS many years ago. Had VHS version finally found DVD. Good history of what Londoners and England had to live with during the 2nd World War. If you like history you should enjoy this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This film deaals with the British effort to fight the German attack on Britain and how they developed new ways of handling and disarming various types of UXBs (unexploded Bombs) that were dropped by the Germans. These bombs were unexploded due mechical reasons or designed to explode up to several hours after impacting on the target.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago