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The Fourth Arm Part 2 (BBC-1 14 Jan 1983, with Angela Cheyne)



In episode two of The Fourth Arm Major Gallagher is back in the UK and needs to gather a team of special operatives to take out the V1 rocket base. He needs to gather it quickly too, the V1 rockets have the potential to cause chaos to Britain.

Gallagher’s recruits are a motley crew and not all what you would expect, one is even safe cracker George Macklin languishing in prison. Another is a French singer and another still is a boffin with no active wartime experience.

The team also need to find out as much about the base as they can.

This is just as much an introductory episode as the opener, it’s very strong though as Gallagher slowly gathers his crew together.

The main team is
Sgt Duncan Cameron, a highlander
Sgt Sally Birkett, a good organiser and speaks fluent German
Simone Portales, French singer knows the area where the base is having been born there. Also speaks fluent German.
Nigel Macauley, an unorthodox all rounder
Geoffrey Wilson, French born and also a German speaker
Helen Robinson, a cypher expert
Solange Rohr, a member of the Free French fighter
George Macklin, Expert safe cracker

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 14 January 1983 at 8.00pm

Writers: John Brason / Production Design: Tim Dann / Director: Andrew Morgan

Series: The Fourth Arm Episode 2 (of 12)

Paul Shelley as Major Gallagher
Philip Latham as Colonel Gwillim
Gerald James as Professor Evans
Gregory de Polnay as Pierre de Grouchy
Roy Boyd as Lamboit
Paul Chapman as Viardot
Neil Stacy as Lieutenant-Colonel Squires
Eve Adam as Simone Portales
Susan Kyd as Solange Rohr
Angela Cheyne as Sgt Birkett
Sarah Crowden as Sgt Brookes
Rob Edwards as Stephen Lovell
Dean Harris as George Macklin
Michael MacKenzie as Sgt Cameron
Robert Swales as Capt Macaulay
Norman Bird as Col Cole
Michael Mellinger as Col Fraser
John Rapley as Stage manager
Sarah Sherborne as ATS (Jenny)
Maurice O’Connell as Bobby Prendergast
Diana Katis as Alice
Graham Callan as Adjutant
Johnnie Shannon as First warder
Stuart Sherwin as Second warder
Jerry Judge as MP sergeant
John Lees as Man in fight