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Episode 2

The Bomb Squad Episode 2 of 2

For the first time ever, the Ministry of Defence has allowed the work of specialist bomb disposal teams in Afghanistan to be shown.

After a missile strike kills an insurgent laying an IED, bomb disposal operator Rod and his team are dropped into the area by helicopter to investigate. Captured on helmet camera, we see what Rod sees as he is standing over the bomb, which could kill him if he makes one wrong move.

Three months into their tour, Search Team 9 have already taken casualties. They have lost three team members but they're still at the front searching for IEDs and they are about to search one of the most dangerous villages in Helmand.

The Bomb Squad is full of insights; from what it's like to be a bomb disposal operator working in Afghanistan for the first time, to searching for IEDs after you've seen friends killed or injured by them.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 20 Sep 2011 23:05
BBC One Scotland, Wales only

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Role Contributor
NarratorChristopher Eccleston
ProducerSara Hardy
ProducerBlue Ryan
DirectorSara Hardy
DirectorBlue Ryan
Executive ProducerJane Aldous