The Sandbaggers: Opposite Numbers Season 3, Episode 8
A major arms control treaty is in the works. The foreign service is for it, so Burnside is against it. What can he do? Work with the KGB who also want to scuttle the treaty behind the back of the Politburo? Tricky tricky... [more inside]
The Sandbaggers: Who Needs Enemies Season 3, Episode 6
Burnside gets his annual medical exam. He needs a break. Hey, that post in Madrid just became vacant...
The Sandbaggers: Sometimes We Play Dirty Too Season 3, Episode 5
A Briton in Prague has died in a 2 am car wreck after leaving a party at midnight. He was also an excellent intelligence source. The crash scene was only five miles from the party. Where was he for the two hours?
The Sandbaggers: My Name Is Anna Wiseman Season 3, Episode 4
Burnside is approached by an old colleague to place a long-term mole in the Soviet Union. [more inside]
The Sandbaggers: Unusual Approach Season 3, Episode 3
Burnside takes a working holiday to Rhodes with Peele and Wellingham. Willie Caine fills in as D-Ops, and fields a request - and some snark - from the CIA. [more inside]
The Sandbaggers: To Hell With Justice Season 3, Episode 2
D-Int takes a working holiday to Malta. Is everything on the up-and-up? [more inside]
The Sandbaggers: All In A Good Cause Season 3, Episode 1
Acting on a tip from D-Int, Burnside starts investigating whether Jeff Ross’s wife is being targeted by MI5. [more inside]
The Sandbaggers: Operation Kingmaker Season 2, Episode 6
C tenders his resignation. Who will replace him? And who does Burnside want? And there's another resignation to follow... [more inside]
The Sandbaggers: A Question Of Loyalty Season 2, Episode 4
Burnside has to deal with defector problems: one coming over, and maybe one going over?
The Sandbaggers: It Couldn't Happen Here Season 2, Episode 5
Could it? An American senator is murdered. Ross believes it was done by reactionaries in the FBI. There may not be any evidence, but it does seem odd that the Secret Service doesn’t seem to trust the FBI either. Events in West Germany reveal there may be a cabinet minister who has been giving information to the USSR. [more inside]
The Sandbaggers: Decision By Committee Season 2, Episode 3
Burnside receives his annual report and finds that his career prospects have suddenly dimmed. Willie Caine and Karen Milner returning from a conference in Sri Lanka when their flight is hijacked by terrorists and forced to land in Turkey. Burnside struggles to put together a rescue mission when the rest of the government has decided not to act.
The Sandbaggers: Enough of Ghosts Season 2, Episode 2
Geoffrey Wellingham is kidnapped in Brussels. Complicating matters, in his office is a paper detailing co-operation between the SIS and South African intelligence. Against orders from Peele, Burnside dispatches both Sandbaggers to Belgium to try and track him down. Despite both Sandbaggers being on station, most deem it to be a futile operation given the past history of hostages being murdered. [more inside]
The Sandbaggers: At All Costs Season 2, Episode 1
One year after the disastrous mission in last season's finale. The head of the Bulgarian Secret Service offers detailed information on active agents abroad, but demands that a Sandbagger makes the trade, that night. Burnside fears a setup, but ultimately the prospect of the information being offered is too tempting and the mission goes ahead.
The Sandbaggers: Special Relationship Season 1, Episode 7
An East German photo technician who has been spying for the SIS, becomes convinced he's under surveillance. Laura Dickens is sent into East Berlin to bring him out, together with a cache of photos of a new missile base. [more inside]
The Sandbaggers: A Feasable Solution Season 1, Episode 6
A British engineer specializing in missile engines goes missing in Cypress. Around the same time a Russian engineer specializing in guidance systems goes missing in Syria. Willie Caine is sent to Cypress to investigate after a SIS officer stationed in Cypress is gunned down. Meanwhile Burnside and Laura Dickens begin a relationship.
The Sandbaggers: Always Glad to Help Season 1, Episode 5
The Ministry of Defence asks the SIS to send a diver to investigate a Russian merchant ship that they suspect has been outfitted to launch espionage operations against NATO and French naval bases. Sir Geoffrey Wellingham asks the SIS to organize a coup in the middle east. A Russian defector walks into the British embassy in Ankara. Dickens, Caine, and Burnside are left with very little time to sort through murky and contradictory information about internal and external plots. [more inside]
The Sandbaggers: The Most Suitable Person Season 1, Episode 4
After the deaths of two Sandbaggers, Burnside and Caine seek new agents for the special section. The only suitable new recruit, Laura Dickens, will be the first woman to be recruited as a Sandbagger. While shorthanded Burnside has to deal with two crises, as the #2 Algerian SIS officer is murdered in Gibraltar and Jeff Ross alerts Burnside possibility that the SIS may hae been compromise. The CIA has discovered that Colin Grove, a highly placed operations officer, has been seeing a psychiatrist that may be a KGB spy. [more inside]
The Sandbaggers: Is Your Journey Really Necessary Season 1, Episode 3
Jake Landy, Sandbagger 2, is killed when a mission goes wrong. After the mission Alan Denson, Sandbagger 3 decides to leave the service and marry his girlfriend. Burnside attempts to sabotage Denson's relationship in order to keep him in the Sandbaggers. Meanwhile, the SIS is called to investigate a homosexual relationship being carried on by a highly placed officer in the UK embassy in Paris, who's brother is a leader in the opposition party in Westminster.
The Sandbaggers: A Proper Function of Government Season 1, Episode 2
The chief scientific advisor of the British government is spotted in Vienna when he is supposed to be on vacation in Scotland. While investigating the possible defection, Burnside attempts to get approval to assassinate an East African head of state in retaliation for the murder of British citizens.
The Sandbaggers: First Principles Season 1, Episode 1
Neil Burnside (Roy Marsden), The Director of Operations for the Special Intelligence Service, notices he's being tailed on his way to work. The tail turns out to have been set by the new chief of Norway's intelligence service, Lars Torvik, seeking to train his agents on MI6 personnel. Torvik asks for Burnside to assist in training his agents in exchange for intelligence the Norwegians are in the process of gathering. When the Norwegian operation goes wrong, Torvik asks the Burnside to put together a dangerous rescue mission in Soviet territory, but soon becomes frustrated by Burnside's apparent lack of action. [more inside]