Danger UXB (1981)

Genres - Historical Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

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.



bomb, lieutenant, military, romance, soldier, volunteer, war, world-war