Anton Sherwood (dasher@netcom.com)
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 18:48:35 -0700 (PDT)

> Something I've been thinking about lately is how personally doomed
> the Special Section was with Burnside as its director. Over the course
> of 20 episodes, only Mike was still standing when the dust cleared.
> Neil himself mentioned how rare it was for a Sandbagger to be killed
> in the line of duty until his tenure as Director began.

Well, you know, once you get the cameras in, security is shot.

Maybe it's just dramatic convention, selecting the most exciting
(dangerous) episodes in what may be years of boredom in the Hutch.
If it's intentional on the part of the writers, to show that
Neil's inner demons get people killed more often than normal --
why didn't Wellingham or C or Peel comment on the bodycount?
Why didn't Dalgetty raise the issue as a lever?

Anton Sherwood *\\* +1 415 267 0685 *\\* DASher@netcom.com

But of course the really important question is:
what part did Richard Vernon play in _Doctor Who_ ??