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

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    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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