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The Fourth Arm Part 4 (BBC-1 28 Jan 1983, with Carole Nimmons)



In the fourth episode the team are still undergoing heavy duty training including very intense mock scenarios that show just how far they still have to go.

Gallagher thinks they should streamline the training process, get them used to living off the land and surviving behind enemy lines.

Once again much of the episode is light on dialogue as the training continues. It’s all reasonably entertaining as we learn more about the team but probably could have been condensed into one episode.

classic quote
“That is the one thing I dislike about modern warfare. We are all at the mercy of these boffins.”

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 28 January 1983 at 8.00pm

Writer: Alfred Shaughnessy / Production Design: Tim Dann / Director: Nicholas Renton

Series: The Fourth Arm Episode 4 (of 12)

Paul Shelley as Major Gallagher
Neil Stacy as Lieutenant-Colonel Squires
Eve Adam as Portales (Rossignol)
Angela Cheyne as Birkett (Hirondelle)
Susan Kyd as Solange (Chardonneret)
Carole Nimmons as Ellen (Merle)
Stuart Blake as Wilson (Corbeau)
Rob Edwards as Lovell (Hibou)
Dean Harris as Macklin (Choucas)
Michael MacKenzie as Cameron (Grive)
Robert Swales as Macaulay (Mesange)
Leonard Fenton as Moffatt (Miff)
Edward Peel as Sgt Major Gidney
Alec Sabin as Captain Benchtey
Roy Boyd as Lamboit (Ferdy)
Maureen O’Farrell as First Land Army girl
Isabel Lansdale asSecond Land Army girl