Danger UXB (1979)
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Seventeen Seconds to Glory 

Ash learns how to dispose the new German land mines, thanks to the help of naval experts. The bad news is that Susan has decided to return to her husband.

Director:

Douglas Camfield

Writers:

John Hawkesworth (by), John Hawkesworth (devised by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Andrews ... Brian Ash
Judy Geeson ... Susan
Nick Tate ... Lt. Chris Craik
Iain Cuthbertson ... Doctor Gillespie
Moyra Fraser ... Aunt Do-Do
Maurice Roëves ... Sergeant James
Ken Kitson ... Corporal Horrocks
Kenneth Cranham ... L / Corporal Salt
Gordon Kane Gordon Kane ... Sapper Mulley
Robert Pugh ... Sapper Powell
George Innes ... Sapper Wilkins
Peter Cellier ... Flt. Lt. Fenwick
Martin Neil Martin Neil ... Private Brinckley
John Bowler ... Sapper Scott
Stephen Hatton Stephen Hatton ... Naval Rating
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Ash learns how to dispose the new German land mines, thanks to the help of naval experts. The bad news is that Susan has decided to return to her husband.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1979 (UK) See more »

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Thames, Euston Films See more »
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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Based on a True Event
25 July 2019 | by couchman-13045See all my reviews

This episode has its origins in a real life event where Lt Hugh Syme RANVR had to render a mine safe that was in exactly the same position and he rigged up a long cable and system of pulleys to twist the mine so he had access to the fuse and detonator. Syme was one a group of Australians working for the Royal Navy RMS section (Rendering Mines Safe) John Stuart Mould was another. The group were awarded several George Crosses, George Medals and other bravery awards for their outstanding work. There is a book "Softly Tread the Brave" by Ian Southall that documents some of their deeds. It is long out of print but copies can be found in good second hand book stores. This episode is particularly tense and seventeen seconds has never seemed so short.


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