Time for another edition of our Favouritest Grabs Ever. As usual, these are grabs of Mr. Malahide’s performances that Admin and I found especially interesting, appealing, or entertaining and why.
What’s Going On in This Picture?
It’s from the “Dead Letter” episode of the series, “Danger UXB” (1979). recapped here. Mr. Malahide plays Flt. Lt. Mike Kelly, who is sitting very morosely and tensely at a dance amidst all the music and merriment – and it’s not just because of the “No Jitterbugging” sign. In fact, he and his entire crew (I’m guessing F/L Kelly is a bomber pilot) are all very sombre, for reasons which aren’t explained until Royal Engineers Lieutenant Brian Ash (Anthony Andrews) shows up. Ash is with the Bomb Disposal Unit (hence the “Danger UXB” of the title: “unexploded bomb”) and meets a woman named Elspeth (Deborah Grant) at the dance, to whom he is quickly attracted. However, Elspeth is also the target of many angry glares across the dance floor from Kelly – not because he’s jealous, but because he regards her as somehow responsible for the death of one of his fellow pilots, as a sort of jinx. Kelly ends up confronting Ash and Elspeth, warning Ash (without knowing he’s in Bomb Disposal) that he won’t be long for the world if he keeps hanging around with Elspeth.