Ian Mackintosh's Postings
Did you serve with Ian Mackintosh in the Royal Navy? Find
out--and contact us if you did. Here, courtesy of Ian's brother
Lawrie, is where and when Ian was
Terrorism to television
Entebbe? Mogadishu? Baader-Meinhoff? What do these names mean?
The alphabet soup of political groups and their hijackings, is
reviewed: Part 1 and Part
Bob Sherman: 1940-2004
Bob Sherman died August 30, 2004, age 63.
The OpRoom presents a 1991 interview from
a then Fanzine called the Sandbaggers Information Service
that nearly never was, as the interview tapes kept vanishing
in the trans-Atlantic post. Also presented is the actor's obituary.
She walks in beauty
Sandbaggers actress Jana Sheldon got some ink in an edition of the TV Times in
1980. The short article, here in all its glory is now part of the OpsRoom archives
for your reading pleasure.
The Frankenheimer Files
Director John Frankenheimer is your man for those times when
you need a Sandbaggers-esque fix, and are about to make a trip
to the video club. The master film-maker of The Manchurian
Candidate, The Path to War and Seven Days in May produced stories
of sticky complexity, tension with
a hyper realistic style.
Story of Chess
Endless thriller covers have put chesspieces on their covers during the Cold
War. The game of chess also inspired a musical about tensions between the east
and west. It got its start in 1979, right in th emiddle of the Sandbaggers
period. Read about the musical--with an intelligence twist--that put the chess
world front and centre.
Sound & vision
An ITV television guide commercial from 1980 promoting series
2 of the Sandbaggers television show has been sent in from
a Sandbaggers fan for
Cold War Coolness
The New York Times recently published a review of 'The Sandbaggers'
to coincide with the release of the final set of DVDs. 'The best
spy series in television history' they say. And who are we to
have a PDF here.
Fans and Photos in London
More photos of Collingstone House have come the OpsRoom's way,
thanks to our dedicated team of crack Sandbaggers Fans. See
with your own eyes.
Found: Burnside’s Office
See the building used for the office exteriors as it looks today.
New windows and stairs have been installed since 1978, but it
is definitely the Burnside’s building. See
Lonnen and Bob
Sherman are still working and signing autographs for fans
of their work. Click on the thumbnails to see their publicity
A dedicated Sandbaggers fan has located period newspaper clippings
about Ian Mackintosh’s disappearance
of his aircraft. Interesting to see who
was in the area later.
Kola and the Cold War
Why was the Kola Peninsula so dangerous? It might have been where
World War III started, that’s why. It was where
the cold war was hot.
Norway and NATO
Despite the headaches Norway gives Neil Burnside, the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization wouldn’t exist without that northern
country. Here is some background for Sandbaggers fans, about how
Norway helped create NATO's first principles.
Ray Lonnen and Bob
Sherman do more than act on camera. They are both talented
voice actors. You can listen to their demo reels in mp3 format.
Guess who does the Grouch Marx impression?
Even TV Week
covered 'the disappearance' in a 1982 article about the end of