The Sandbaggers

Season 1 Episode 5

Always Glad to Help

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 16, 1978 on ITV
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Always Glad to Help
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Dickens is assigned to find out where an Arab sheik's sympathies lie while Burnside clashes with Deputy Chief Matthew Peele and the Ministry of Defence over a covert scuba-diving operation.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Jerome Willis

    Jerome Willis

    Matthew Peele

    Bob Sherman

    Bob Sherman

    Jeff Ross

    Alan MacNaughtan

    Alan MacNaughtan

    Sir Geoffrey Wellingham

    Elizabeth Bennett

    Elizabeth Bennett

    Diane Lawler (series 1 - 2)

    Ray Lonnen

    Ray Lonnen

    Willie Caine

    Richard Vernon

    Richard Vernon

    C (Sir James Greenley) (eps 1-12)

    Diane Keen

    Diane Keen

    Laura Dickens

    Guest Star

    Peter Miles (II)

    Peter Miles (II)

    Sheikh Hamad

    Guest Star

    Gerald James

    Gerald James

    Director General of Intelligence

    Guest Star

    Brian Osborne

    Brian Osborne

    Sam

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Burnside: If they go first-class they arrive fit, if they go economy they arrive tired. The difference could be their lives.
        Peele: An overstatement if ever I heard.
        Burnside: How would you know, you've never even been in the Special Section.
        Peele: I was head of the Hong Kong station.
        Burnside: Yes, the only thing you put at risk was your liver.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Novelisation: The Sandbaggers, written by Ian Mackintosh, is a novelisation of episodes 5 and 6. It was published by Corgi Books in 1978 (ISBN 0-552-10936-3), with a new edition from Severn House in 1979 (ISBN 0-727-80462-6).

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Karaganda

        Karaganda is the name of a city in present-day Kazakhstan (former USSR.) The name also has the connotations of meaning something akin to "in the middle of nowhere." It was certainly something Burnside in this episode didn't want to touch.

      • Caine: He couldn't control a Punch and Judy.

        Punch and Judy are popular puppet characters dating back to the 16th century.

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