History Series / TheSandbaggers

23rd Jul '16 12:34:50 PM moloch
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See also Creator/GregRucka's spy series ''Comicbook/QueenAndCountry'', which was [[SpiritualLicensee heavily inspired by this series.]]

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See also Creator/GregRucka's spy series ''Comicbook/QueenAndCountry'', which was so [[SpiritualLicensee heavily inspired by this series.]]
series]] it could have been called ''The Sandbaggers: The Next Generation''.
19th Jun '16 7:28:48 AM moloch
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See also Creator/GregRucka's spy series ''Comicbook/QueenAndCountry'', which was [[NextGenFic heavily inspired by this series.]]

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See also Creator/GregRucka's spy series ''Comicbook/QueenAndCountry'', which was [[NextGenFic [[SpiritualLicensee heavily inspired by this series.]]
19th Jun '16 7:28:16 AM moloch
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See also Creator/GregRucka's spy series ''Comicbook/QueenAndCountry'', which was [[NextGenerationFic heavily inspired by this series.]]

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See also Creator/GregRucka's spy series ''Comicbook/QueenAndCountry'', which was [[NextGenerationFic [[NextGenFic heavily inspired by this series.]]
19th Jun '16 7:28:01 AM moloch
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See also Creator/GregRucka's spy series ''Comicbook/QueenAndCountry'', which was [[NextGenerationFic heavily inspired by this series.]]
19th Jun '16 7:23:49 AM moloch
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British spy series that ran three series on {{ITV}}, from 1978 to 1980. Neil Burnside is the Director of the Operations division of the Secret Intelligence Service (aka [=MI6=]) during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. Under his supervision is the Special Section, three agents nicknamed "Sandbaggers", led by Willie Caine.

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British spy series that ran three series on {{ITV}}, from 1978 to 1980.1980, written by creator Ian Mackintosh. Neil Burnside is the Director of the Operations division of the Secret Intelligence Service (aka [=MI6=]) during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. Under his supervision is the Special Section, three agents nicknamed "Sandbaggers", led by Willie Caine.
19th Jun '16 7:22:28 AM moloch
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[[caption-width-right:350:Willie Caine and Neil Burnside]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Willie Caine and Neil Burnside]]
Burnside, doing some real spy work.]]
19th Jun '16 7:21:46 AM moloch
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[[caption-width-right:350:Willie Caine and Neil Burnside]]



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14th Dec '15 1:32:54 PM FF32
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* CIAEvilFBIGood: Inverted. The CIA are generally portrayed as helpful, and in particular Burnside has a very close working relationship with the CIA's London section chief, Jeff Ross. The show has a ConspiracyTheorist view of American domestic politics that looks peculiar to American eyes, and the FBI is part of it. According to Ross (and apparently, this was really [[AuthorOnBoard according to Mackintosh]]), the FBI was behind the Kennedy and King assassinations.

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: Inverted. The CIA are generally portrayed as helpful, and in particular Burnside has a very close working relationship with the CIA's London section chief, Jeff Ross. The show has a ConspiracyTheorist view of American domestic politics that looks peculiar to American eyes, and the FBI is part of it. According to Ross (and apparently, this was really [[AuthorOnBoard [[WriterOnBoard according to Mackintosh]]), the FBI was behind the Kennedy and King assassinations.
8th Dec '15 4:05:10 PM moloch
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* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent - {{Defied}}; [[spoiler:Tyler says he considered becoming a triple agent after the KGB turned him, but decided it wouldn't help his situation any.]]

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* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent - {{Defied}}; [[spoiler:Tyler says he considered becoming a triple agent after the KGB turned him, but decided it wouldn't help his situation any.any - he reflects sadly that at least ''someone'' trusts a double agent, but ''nobody'' trusts a triple.]]
25th Nov '15 12:40:14 PM nightkiller
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* ShaggyDogStory: A few, usually played for maximum DownerEnding. In the third episode, Burnside decides to [[spoiler: wreck Alan Denson's relationship so he won't get married and leave the service, as he was recently forced to shoot Sandbagger 3 to prevent his capture on enemy soil, leaving only two agents.]] When a background search on [[spoiler: Denson's girlfriend Sally turns up nothing he can use, Burnside personally threatens to have her kidnapped, stripped, drugged and photographed if she doesn't break off her engagement herself.]] Later that night, [[spoiler: Alan calls Sally to say he's reconsidered leaving and wants to push back the marriage, so she assumes Neil convinced Alan instead and commits suicide with alcohol and pills... and then Alan is struck by a car and killed outside his front door, leaving Burnside with only one Sandbagger and two needless deaths on his conscience ''anyway''.]]

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* ShaggyDogStory: A few, usually played for maximum DownerEnding. In the third episode, Burnside decides to [[spoiler: wreck Alan Denson's relationship so he won't get married and leave the service, as he was recently forced to shoot Sandbagger 3 2 to prevent his capture on enemy soil, leaving only two agents.]] When a background search on [[spoiler: Denson's girlfriend Sally turns up nothing he can use, Burnside personally threatens to have her kidnapped, stripped, drugged and photographed if she doesn't break off her engagement herself.]] Later that night, [[spoiler: Alan calls Sally to say he's reconsidered leaving and wants to push back the marriage, so she assumes Neil convinced Alan instead and commits suicide with alcohol and pills... and then Alan is struck by a car and killed outside his front door, leaving Burnside with only one Sandbagger and two needless deaths on his conscience ''anyway''.]]
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