First series of the gritty British television espionage drama, starring Roy Marsden, following the low-key, high-risk work of the elite Special Section in the British intelligence service. Led by the dour Neil Burnside (Marsden) and the brash Willie Caine (Ray Lonnen), the 'Sandbaggers' are involved in a tense cat-and-mouse game between rival foreign powers at the height of the Cold War. While trying to follow the directives of his government, it is all Burnside can do to keep his men alive. Episodes are: 'First Principles'; 'A Proper Function of Government'; 'Is Your Journey Really Necessary?'; 'The Most Suitable Person'; 'Always Glad to Help'; 'A Feasible Solution' and 'Special Relationship'.