Danger UXB

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Overview

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; ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2012
  • UPC: 733961251883
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Time: 10:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,449

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Danger UXB - Disc One
1. Show Open [1:07]
2. The Royal Engineers [8:38]
3. In the Mess [5:37]
4. Category A [6:38]
5. A Bit Goosey [5:11]
6. UXB No. 38 [4:17]
7. Arse End Charlie [6:49]
8. God Protect You Sir [12:21]
1. Show Open [1:08]
2. Give Us a Smile [5:28]
3. Fat Lot of Use [4:38]
4. Freddy [11:25]
5. Two Engine Type [9:18]
6. Bless You Jimmy [3:48]
7. New Roommate [4:36]
8. The Dread Algerian [10:09]
1. Show Open [1:08]
2. Good Old Jerry [6:46]
3. Brave Girls Like Me [8:03]
4. Is It Ticking? [5:02]
5. Mother Hen [12:12]
6. Everything to Live for [6:24]
7. Gin and Cigarettes [6:14]
8. Zeus 40 [4:31]
1. Show Open [1:09]
2. Steam It Out [7:47]
3. Dr. Gillespie [2:14]
4. Life After Death [7:09]
5. Jonah and Jeremiah [12:11]
6. Clock Stopper on [7:09]
7. A Bit More Pressure [7:36]
8. Look Me up [3:29]
Disc #2 -- Danger UXB - Disc Two
1. Show Open [2:33]
2. Waikiki Club [5:28]
3. Such Is Tender Youth [5:43]
4. Pipes and Cables [9:50]
5. The Whole Caboodle [5:55]
6. Rats [4:05]
7. No More Bomb Talk [12:08]
8. Grateful Thanks and Respect [4:50]
1. Show Open [1:06]
2. Better Safe Than Sorry [6:58]
3. Mr. and Mrs. Fields [7:03]
4. Sorry, Joke Over [6:21]
5. A Wanton Lady [5:36]
6. It's Cold Out Here [9:48]
7. Right As Rain [8:51]
8. Thank You for Bromley [5:23]
1. Show Open [1:08]
2. A Quiet Snore [4:08]
3. Too True to Be Good [6:43]
4. The Ass of the World [8:58]
5. House of Cards [7:40]
6. Block and Tackle [7:43]
7. Merseyside [6:25]
8. King's Regulations [7:01]
Disc #3 -- Danger UXB - Disc Three
1. Show Open [1:07]
2. No-Good Francis [8:13]
3. Shake Things up [6:12]
4. The Two-Headed Lady [8:41]
5. Bib and Tucker [9:15]
6. Immoral Liaison [2:30]
7. Collective Insubordination [6:52]
8. Frantically Jealous [8:56]
1. Show Open [1:08]
2. Two New Blokes [9:02]
3. I'm Sure You're Sure [4:32]
4. Carpe Diem [10:08]
5. A Real Miracle Man [7:55]
6. Non-Magnetic Cable [6:25]
7. This Little Darling [4:59]
8. A Bit of News [7:29]
1. Show Open [1:08]
2. You're Looking Grand [6:42]
3. The SD2 [6:53]
4. Booze and Nylons [4:13]
5. Different Types [5:31]
6. Complications [10:19]
7. Unlucky Surprise [10:06]
8. Bloody Waster [6:20]
1. Show Open [1:08]
2. The Y Fuse [6:36]
3. Seeing Each Other Again [5:29]
4. Dance With Me [8:18]
5. Freezing the Fuse [8:12]
6. Live Sample [6:13]
7. Testing the Theory [6:50]
8. The Second Half [8:29]
Disc #4 -- Danger UXB - Disc Four
1. Show Open [1:08]
2. Special Order [6:57]
3. Off in the Morning [7:06]
4. Water's Edge [11:13]
5. Lucky in Love [9:08]
6. No Blue Dot [6:34]
7. Good Luck Kiddo [4:50]
8. Only Time Will Tell [3:46]
1. Show Open [1:08]
2. Point of Entry [6:55]
3. Real Silk [7:18]
4. Breath of Country Air [9:36]
5. Holy Matrimony [10:44]
6. Like Old Times [8:21]
7. A Friendly Note [4:30]
8. Farewell Herman [2:45]
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Disc #2 -- Danger UXB - Disc Two
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Disc #3 -- Danger UXB - Disc Three
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Disc #4 -- Danger UXB - Disc Four
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NERVE WRACKING

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just one problem

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A fine film set about the first British Bomb Disposal Squads

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2010

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