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The Bomb Squad Episode 1 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.

Adam is halfway through his tour of Afghanistan as a bomb disposal operator. Captured on helmet camera, we see what Adam sees as he is standing over the bomb which could kill him if he makes one wrong move.

Over the past weeks, Adam and his team have cleared 17 IEDs from a compound, so that it can be used as an army base. When they're called out to the compound one final time, they take a casualty.

The Bomb Squad is full of revelations - what an IED looks like, what it's like to risk your life as a highly trained operator or as a young searcher, and what it's like to be the family left behind, wondering if their loved ones will come home.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 14 Sep 2011 22:45
BBC One Scotland

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