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#35 On Her Majesty’s Sordid Service: Watching The Sandbaggers

March 07, 2021 Episode 35
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#35 On Her Majesty’s Sordid Service: Watching The Sandbaggers
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#35 On Her Majesty’s Sordid Service: Watching The Sandbaggers
Mar 07, 2021 Episode 35

In 2003, the New York Times published an article casting judgement on which show was “the best spy series in television history.” The writer, Terence Rafferty, wasn’t thinking of the then-current hit series 24. He was writing about an obscure British series which had barely been broadcast in the United States - The Sandbaggers.  Exploring this unique and little-remembered series is fascinating for its low-key approach and its implications about the UK's place in the world.

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In 2003, the New York Times published an article casting judgement on which show was “the best spy series in television history.” The writer, Terence Rafferty, wasn’t thinking of the then-current hit series 24. He was writing about an obscure British series which had barely been broadcast in the United States - The Sandbaggers.  Exploring this unique and little-remembered series is fascinating for its low-key approach and its implications about the UK's place in the world.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/andyjohnson)