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1- 1 1 Apr 95 Out of the Hive 1- 2 8 Apr 95 Assassins Inc 1- 3 15 Apr 95 All Under Control 1- 4 22 Apr 95 Down Among the Dead Men 1- 5 29 Apr 95 Shotgun Wedding 1- 6 6 May 95 Stealth
A scientist has invented a new foodstuff, Phodex. Unfortunately a greedy MegaCorp wants to put him out of business. He hires the Bugs team to save the day.
Roz gets poisoned. Beckett [Jesse Birdsall] must find the poisoner, while Craig must break into a safe to get the antidote!
A British company has invented a metal alloy that explodes. The BUGS team are brought in to protect this discovery and prevent it falling into the wrong hands. However, senior executive Nickolas Grace [ Robin of Sherwood ] has made a secret deal with an illegal arms dealer.
1- 9 3 Jun 95 A Sporting Chance 1-10 10 Jun 95 Pulse
The team are hired to protect a privatised UK Space Shuttle from industrial sabotage. Beckett and Roz run around defusing bombs, while Ed goes undercover as a trainee astronaut.
This is an explosive start to the second Season. The first Season was a collection of one-offs, while this takes advantage of its popularity and actually uses hints of a plot arc!
Ed's trapped aboard the Space Shuttle. Roz and Beckett must defeat the saboteur on the ground.
2- 3 20 Apr 96 Bugged Wheat
Peter Woodward [ Babylon 5: Crusade ] pops up, purporting to be from an organisation set up to manage world trade. He hires the team to protect a private airline, plagued by sabotage by rivals. The owner is too stupid to hire BUGS himself, and the idea of a Government organisation subsidising him like this is quite shocking. Pity the BUGS team just want the money and don't risk offending the client with too many questions.
This week Beckett is the one who gets trapped by a boobytrap. Ed gets to pilot a Russian Stealth Fighter, which allows the director to use some nice flight shots.
2- 5 4 May 96 Blackout
Some greedy types have developed a biological weapon that can destroy gold. They plan to use it to destroy the gold reserves of several East European countries, and thus destroy their currencies. Pro-active currency speculation!
As usual, Ed gets trapped in a deathtrap. This time it's a time-locked bank vault with motion-activated
Jean-Daniel [Gareth Marks] is on the loose again, with plans to set off a nuclear explosion.
Newton is a cybernetically enhanced dog stolen by the villains [Norwegian seperatists who act as eco-terrorism extortionists]. The villain is the scruffy-looking Scottish bloke who went on to play a CID officer in The Bill.
The team get a message from their Civil Servant friend, who's testing a high-tech interface. Unfortunately, Jean Daniel left a little surprise for them!
The team must stop Jean Daniel from getting hold of a secret substance being created in a particle accellerator. The result ... a lose-lose situation,
Roz knows the others are keeping something from her. She tries to find the truth for herself.
Roz goes to the newly-built Central European city of Technopolis. Unfortunately it was designed by Jean Daniel, and he has a nasty surprise in store for the Bugs team!
A freelance hi-tech weapons designer, Kitty [ Leslie Ash ], is double-crossed by one of her minions. Her money is hidden in a bank account, and only the minion can access it. And the minion tells Ed the info ...
Ed is kidnapped by Kitty, who uses every means at her disposal to break him.
They are on the trail of Arms Designer Kitty McHaig [ Leslie Ash ]. Ms Ash was in the British 1980s show Cats' Eyes, a kind of Charlies' Angels rip-off. When this episode was made she was on a break from her regular role in long-running BBC sitcom, Men Behaving Badly. Her acting here owes a lot more to the latter than the former; she's very tongue-in-cheek, not that it really hurts the show.
Ros goes undercover.
The team uncover a plot to forge a new currency. The technical boffin behind the currency's security features is the man who inspired Roz into becoming a tech herself.
3- 5 16 Aug 97 Nuclear Family 3- 6 23 Aug 97 Fugitive 3- 7 30 Aug 97 Happy Ever After? 3- 8 13 Sep 97 Buried Treasure 3- 9 20 Sep 97 Identity Crisis 3-10 27 Sep 97 Renegades
4- 1 11 Jul 98 Absent Friends 4- 2 18 Jul 98 Sacrifice to Science 4- 3 25 Jul 98 Girl Power 4- 4 1 Aug 98 The Two Becketts 4- 5 8 Aug 98 Hell and High Water 4- 6 22 Aug 98 Pandora's Box 4- 7 29 Aug 98 Jewel Control
This show returns to our screens today - this must be about season 5 by now, but this is to be the last 3 episodes. A true shame - this is the best thing the BBC have produced in 10 years, ever since they killed Dr Who .
This week the team has twin problems - 2 identical brothers [deranged scientists] are out to get payback from the company that ripped off their designs. To mirror this, Ros tries to buy her own designs back from a Nippon company that has now bought them.
The Blonde babe they added in Season 3 is engaged to marry a Hive guy named Adam, but Ed [the guy who replaced Craig M in Season 4] is jealous and has a bad feeling about it ...
This sees a Bank official blackmailed by persons unknown. The villains keep the upper hand this time; they kill the Banker [which sends Boss-woman Jan into a bottomless pit of despair and self-pity], and blackmail Hive-man Adam into doing their bidding.
The strange thing about the programme is the fact it takes place in a world with no people, just deserted Industrial estates. Hey, they may not be able to get extras but at least they are not filming in a quarry!
This is purported to be the last episode ever. The bad guys from last week are out-smarted and out-fought, and as ever the good guys win the day. But the show ends with a cliffhanger ...