DANGER squad
TV & Satellite Week|January 22, 2022
Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester are bomb-disposal experts facing a terrorist threat in an explosive new thrille
SEAN MARLAND, RICHARD MCCLURE

NEW DRAMA

Trigger Point Sunday, ITV HD, 9pm

Vicky McClure is reunited with Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio in this new ITV drama about a pair of bomb-disposal experts battling to save London from a deadly terrorist plot.

The six-part series begins with a bang when Lana Washington (McClure) and her fellow operative, Joel Nutkins (Adrian Lester), are called to investigate a suspected bomb factory in a block of flats.

Lana and Joel bonded when they both served in the military in Afghanistan, and now work as explosives officers – known as an ‘expo’ – for the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad.

EMERGENCY

At the flats, they discover that a young mother and her daughter have been tied up by masked intruders who told them to alert the police to a bomb threat.

After evacuating the property, Lana and Joel are shocked to discover a live device attached to a toilet with the capacity to raze the entire block of flats to the ground. Can the pair disable the device and prevent a disaster?

Meanwhile, as DI Thom Youngblood (Mark Stanley) and his team strive to evacuate more of the residents, the expos realise that the bomb is part of a wider terrorist conspiracy, and this incident has set the clock ticking on a city-wide bombing campaign.

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