Airdate: Trigger Point

Vicky McClure & Adrian Lester star as Bomb Disposal Squad officers in a new UK drama.

UK drama Trigger Point, starring Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) and Adrian Lester (Life) as Bomb Disposal Squad  officers, will screen same day as Britain next week on Stan.

Executive produced by Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodyguard) and written by Daniel Brierley, the cast also includes Mark Stanley (Anne Boleyn) as DI Thom Youngblood, Warren Brown (Luther) as Karl Maguire, Kerry Godliman (After Life) as Sonya Reeves, Cal MacAninch (Des) as Lee Robins SCO19, Manjinder Virk (Midsomer Murders) as Samira Desai SO15, and Ralph Ineson (The Capture) as Commander Bregman.

In this high-octane six-part thriller, Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) and Adrian Lester (Life) play bomb disposal operatives known as ‘Expos’. Together, they turn the spotlight on counter terrorism policing and the extraordinary work of the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad. Lana Washington (Vicky McClure) and Joel Nutkins (Adrian Lester) put their lives on the frontline when a terrorist campaign threatens London over the summer, and are tasked with finding out who is behind the bombings before fatalities escalate.

Monday 24 January on Stan.

5 Responses

  1. This new Mercurio show will be interesting being produced not that long after Line of Duty has concluded, certainly Vicky McClure has plenty of experience in these type of Police roles but I sincerely hope there will be a strong male lead character featured in this story as well, diversity does work both ways, which brings me to ‘Bodyguard’ and what to me looks like a diminishing prospect that it will make a return.

  2. Any one remember ‘Danger UXB’? A major hit series of the 70s.
    Still a dangerous job, but much less so now with remote control robots and drones to recce the devices and help defuse them.

    1. Yes I do, ‘Danger UXB’ was made by Euston Films, they also created The Sweeney, Minder, Van der Valk and Reilly: Ace of Spies which brought Sam Neil into the limelight as a future sex symbol star. Danger UX explored a subject that still receives little attention today, which was the work done, by usually the Royal Engineers, in the early days of WWII a task that became more specialized as more types of bombs needed to be defused and disposed of, tasks such as steaming out explosives and disarming booby traps, digging deep pits, standing in mud and sewerage filth were well covered in this series, a remake is overdue but in today’s entertainment era it may be difficult to fund. Euston Films definitely had their own unique way of producing TV shows and were ahead of their time.

      1. Ever seen the 1949 film ‘The Small Back Room’?-covers much of the same territory but a character study as well-still comes on TV every now and again on Nine-an Archers production.
        While the WW2 bomb disposal work still goes on to this day, mostly in Germany but also other parts of Europe and the wider world, it’s ancient history to most people now compared to crazy criminals or the war on terror scenarios.

        1. In the UK a 500kg German bomb was found in Exeter last year which meant evacuating 2,600 households and the University of Exeter. It was discovered by builders working on a housing development site which was close to a housing estate, the legacy of war still continues as many thousands of bombs were dropped on the UK and Europe in WWII. I have not seen the film you mentioned, if I see it featured I shall take a look.

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