With unprecedented access, this series meets the British Army soldiers who serve as part of the UK’s bomb disposal elite. All over the country on ordinary streets, people are making deadly bombs and explosives. The Army’s 11 EOD and Search Regiment, better known as the bomb squad, are called out more than 2000 times a year. For the first time in the UK, cameras are allowed exclusive access to go with them, as they investigate Britain’s hidden bomb factories and take deadly ammunition off our streets. We follow the soldiers inside the bomb suits, and with revolutionary 360-degree cameras get closer to the action than ever before, to find out what it takes to keep Britain safe. In this episode, the bomb squad are called to a garage on the Isle of Man where police believe they have found a bomb-making factory. On the Wirral, the coastguard has made a disturbing discovery – a possible torpedo on the beach. With the tide coming in, Sergeant David ‘Podders’ Podmore has to get there fast to find out exactly what it is. Sergeant Sam Jones is called out when dog walkers stumble across some mortar bombs found in woods. They date from World War I and are potentially unstable. And we see how some of the biggest bombs, including out-of-date ammunition, are dramatically disposed of.
Inside The Bomb Squad (Ep3) – Monday 8pm on Channel 4