Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Danger UXB (Youtube series)

Posted on 04/13/2013 6:28:10 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

The rest are at the video links.

Great story!


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 04/13/2013 6:28:10 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

If memory serves that series was over 25 years ago, and probably IMHO one of the best I ever remember seeing on PBS.


2 posted on 04/13/2013 6:45:28 PM PDT by wita
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wita

One of my faves. Hope you enjoy it.


3 posted on 04/13/2013 6:48:28 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Thanks so much for this. I was looking for it on Netflix and Hulu. I wonder why they don’t seem to have it. I watched it when first run and enjoyed it a lot.

I worked with a woman from the UK whose childhood friend was killed by an unexploded bomb.


4 posted on 04/13/2013 6:50:58 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wita

25? Couldn’t have been! But geez, we were at ... Well, then 1979! So 34 years ago! Not so long.


5 posted on 04/13/2013 6:52:49 PM PDT by dr_lew
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: The Antiyuppie

Yur welcome...I am going to watch them all (I did many years ago and will do so again).


6 posted on 04/13/2013 6:53:10 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Wow! What a great series. One of my favorites.


7 posted on 04/13/2013 6:57:33 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tijeras_Slim

Glad you like it...enjoy.


8 posted on 04/13/2013 6:59:18 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

I still remember poor Jack Salt getting killed after all these years.


9 posted on 04/13/2013 7:00:50 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Tijeras_Slim
It was tough...and realistic. Obama would hate it.

It was English and Colonial.

10 posted on 04/13/2013 7:02:45 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
It gets kinda sappy (npi) at the end of the series. I can just picture Lady Thatcher in the place of Churchill, cherishing those brave boys.

Major crush on Susan (Judy Geeson). Leftenant Ash was one lucky fella!

11 posted on 04/13/2013 7:06:22 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Big Giant Head

Something to watch?


12 posted on 04/13/2013 7:17:31 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Mark to watch (again) Thanks!


13 posted on 04/13/2013 7:19:29 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tijeras_Slim
I still remember poor Jack Salt getting killed after all these years.

I have to suppose that's the scene that I remember so vividly, where he chases the kid away by yelling at him, then coaxes the fuse out saying, "Come on, you know you love it ... " . Then the pan away.

14 posted on 04/13/2013 7:26:07 PM PDT by dr_lew
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Wow. I’d love to watch those again. I thought they were only available for sale as a set.

Thanks!


15 posted on 04/13/2013 7:28:35 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Thanks.


16 posted on 04/13/2013 7:34:09 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
Arguably the greatest miniseries ever to air on Masterpiece Theatre.
17 posted on 04/13/2013 7:37:02 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

ping


18 posted on 04/13/2013 8:53:45 PM PDT by chuckles
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Great series! I bought the DVD set 10 or 15 years ago...probably time to pull out for another viewing. The show brilliantly depicts how the brave men in the UXB service aged and became jaded and cynical after starting off so idealistic and naive. It also does an outstanding job of showing the cat and mouse game between the Germans and the Brits on fuse technology and the tools developed to defeat increasingly diabolical fuses.


19 posted on 04/13/2013 9:24:12 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
I remember the series vividly. You came to care for the various characters and when they were killed or wounded, it was as if you were part of the squad. Of the Masterpiece Theater series, my favorites are “Danger UXB” and “I, Claudius”.

“Danger UXB” is so intense that a friend who was in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) absolutely could not watch an episode completely through. It was THAT realistic. The BBC producers really got it right when they did the miniseries.

20 posted on 04/13/2013 9:39:20 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Thanks a lot. I never watched it before. Looks like a very well done series.


21 posted on 04/13/2013 9:54:07 PM PDT by expat1000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

but why does noone ever remember “Misfits of Science”??

lolz


22 posted on 04/13/2013 9:59:13 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

I remember having chronic sinus problems as a kid. The only saving grace of staying home was watching that series. I rediscovered it back in December. Your post got me to thinking about the “deer-in-the-headlights” moment in the first episode when Lt. Ash is told what he will actually be doing.


23 posted on 04/13/2013 11:56:12 PM PDT by StarfireIV (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: StarfireIV

Indeed, that scene was very well done.


24 posted on 04/14/2013 6:31:20 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson