Episode 1: Real Hurt Locker – 18th November, 10.00pm

Two stories bringing to life the extraordinary job of the bomb disposal expert.

2009: as Staff Sergeant Kim Hughes accompanies his patrol through the Afghan dawn disaster strikes. A soldier detonates a mine and is badly wounded. Hughes’ patrol is in a huge minefield. How he rescues his soldiers has been called the most outstanding act of bomb disposal in Afghanistan.

1940: Acting Lieutenant Stuart Archer, bomb disposal veteran, is ten feet down a tunnel created by a vast unexploded bomb dropped by the Luftwaffe. As fires rage, he knows it must be defused quickly. But one false move will detonate it. And he doesn’t know about the booby trap…

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