The Sandbaggers

Season 2 Episode 2

Enough of Ghosts

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 04, 1980 on ITV
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Enough of Ghosts
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Permanent Under-Secretary of State Sir Geoffrey Wellingham goes missing in Brussels and the Sandbaggers are dispatched to find him, for Burnside's sake as well as Wellingham's.

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Jerome Willis

Jerome Willis

Matthew Peele

Michael Cashman

Michael Cashman

Mike Wallace (series 2 - 3)

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

Edith Macarthur

Edith Macarthur

Lady Wellingham

Guest Star

Anthony Higgins

Anthony Higgins

Dehousse

Guest Star

Wolf Kahler

Wolf Kahler

Lincke

Guest Star

Peter Laird

Peter Laird

Edward Tyler

Recurring Role

Jana Shelden

Jana Shelden

Karen Milner

Recurring Role

Paul Haley

Paul Haley

Bruce

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Burnside's checklist reads

      Wellingham:

      1. Who was tailing W + Mike

      2. Why was the demand so late.

      3. Why was it denied

      4. Why pressure on NATO?

      5. If not 'Boulin' Who?

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Peele: And I won't accept your disobeying my orders.
      Burnside: I'm sorry, sir.
      Peele: You've gone right back to where you were a year ago - lying, cheating, double-dealing, anything to get your own way.

    • Dehousse: Sir Geoffrey, this is a circumstance where the quick and the dead could be the same thing.

    • D-Int Edward Tyler: That's the problem these days. There's active terrorism over two-thirds of the globe.

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • The Sandbaggers are helped by the GSG9 (Grenzschutzgruppe 9, or Border Guards Group 9), a counter-terrorrism wing of the German police. D-Int translates their name as Border Protection Group 9.

      The group was formed in the wake of the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    • Ross: I can just see the headlines when it all goes wrong: CIA Watergates the Foreign Office.

      A reference to the famous Watergate scandal of 1972-1974.

    • The 'Boolan' are supposed to be comprised of former members of the Baader-Meinhof Group aka the Red Army Faction (in German: Rote Armee Fraktion). The group was very active during the 1970s and finally dissolved in 1998.

    • The Boolan are apparently modeled after the real Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (aka Carlos aka Jackal) and his group. Ramírez Sánchez was a well-known terrorist at-large during the 1970's who was finally captured and imprisoned in 1994.

    • The 'Boolan' group is said to be an off-shoot of the PFLP, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The PFLP is the second largest group (after Fatah) within the PLO, the Palestine Liberation Organization.

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