When a young Royal Engineer Officer is killed trying to defuse a bomb, he is replaced by raw officer recruit Brian Ash (Anthony Andrews). Ash is shocked to discover that his new unit, the 97th Tunnelling Company, is in fact a hastily formed bomb disposal squad. With the Blitz devastating London every night and making massive demands on Royal Engineers' manpower, he is to take command of 347 Section forthwith. It's not long before he's facing the real thing at close range, with his men looking on from a safe distance, making bets as to whether he'll go the same way as his predecessor...
'Cast Iron Killers': exclusive documentary featuring Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roeves, Deborah Watling and George Innes, producers Verity Lambert, Johnny Goodman and Christopher Neame, directors Roy Ward Baker, Simon Langton and Ferdinand Fairfax and writer Jeremy Paul
Commentaries on 4 episodes
PDF files of 3 Jeremy Paul scripts
This disc includes the following episodes: - Dead Man's Shoes - Unsung Heroes - Just Like a Woman - Cast Iron Killer
This disc includes the following episodes: - The Silver Lining - The Quiet Weekend - Digging Out
This disc includes the following episodes: - Bad Company - Seventeen Seconds to Glory - Butterfly Winter
This disc includes the following episodes: - Dead Letter - The Pier - With Love from Adolf - Special Features
Rather Dated by todays standard
- Danger UXB review by AA
Interesting series of incidents covering the role of the bomb disposal squad through out the war. What threw me was the gallery of pictures to advertise the set including pictures of Sir John Gielgud who did not appear on any of the episodes I watched!