Bomb Squad Men

BBC (1 x 60 mins)

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A penetrating insight into the lethal and lonely world of British Army bomb disposal men who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

In the white heat of the conflict in the early 1970's, Northern Ireland was the laboratory for bomb making and bomb disposal technology. The counter measures developed then still help save lives in Afghanistan today. In this film, three men who served as bomb disposal officers at the height of the Northern Ireland conflict return and revisit defining moments in their careers. This is the first time in over 30 years that these men have set foot in Northern Ireland.

This powerful documentary reflects the courage and conviction behind what remains one of the loneliest and least understood jobs in the world.

"Who knew geography could be so thrilling and exciting? That it could make our hearts race as we watched a geographer expound his theories on urban land use and the geology of a region?"

Sarah Saunderson, The Impartial Reporter