Fourth Arm (Series)
7th January 1983
of DVDs: 4
Region: Free (Worldwide)
£14.99 + Postage
Rates: UK (£1.50); Europe (£2.50);
USA/Canada (£3.50); Australia/New
Zealand (£3.50); Rest of the World
twelve-part serial dealt with secret agents parachuted
into occupied Europe during the Second World War,
following their progress through initial recruitment
and training, and finally their first mission in enemy
territory. The mission to destroy the Nazis' V1 flying
bomb dump in 1944.
Fourth Arm was created and produced by Gerard Glaister,
who had previously been at the helm of other World
War II dramas such as Colditz and Secret Army. The
serial starred former Secret Army cast member Paul
Shelley as Major Hugh Gallagher, essentially a reprise
of his Secret Army character, Major Nick Bradley,
in all but name.
Fourth Arm is a British television series produced
by the BBC in 1983.
secret weapon against Britain.
special team has to be selected for the operation.
selected recruits are to meet at a designated rendezvous.
the training continues, they emerge as individuals.
training begins, and there is suspicion there might
be a secret agent.
team may have found a way into the V1 storage dump.
team are employed into a real operation in France
but Portales loyality is in question.
Gallagher discovers a way to cross the minefield
which surrounds the German bomb dump.
deadline for the official selection of the team
approaches but tempers flares and quarrels begin.
team is given a detailed briefing for the attack
on the bomb dump but one of team opts out and the
operation faces failure.
team has been briefed and they all recognise the
importance of their mission and that their chances
of survival are limited.
and his team have gained access to the German underground
but their entry has been discovered.
The Fourth Arm series
was filmed in 1.33:1 ratio Color with Mono English
This series was never
sold on video or DVD and is extremely hard to come
by. The overall quality is good (8 out of 10), but
not commercial quality.
The DVDs are region
free and work internationally. The DVDs will be supplied
in loose format with protective paper/plastic sleeves.