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Next Up

Sunday

29th December

1pm

About The Show

Mike is in Afghanistan examining a Chinook helicopter when it’s sent to evacuate wounded soldiers. As it comes under Taliban fire, the pilot is shot in the head.

Episodes

Dec 29

1pm

Episode 1

Off to War

Mike is in Afghanistan examining a Chinook helicopter when it's sent to evacuate wounded soldiers. As it comes under Taliban fire, the pilot is shot in the head.

Dec 29

2pm

Episode 2

On the Frontline

Mike heads to the frontline in Musa Qala, to see the weaponry used against the Taliban, including the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle.

Dec 29

3pm

Episode 3

Attacking the Taliban

Mike faces the Taliban's deadliest weapon: improvised explosive devices, seeing Dragon Runner bomb diffusers and vehicles used to clear them

Dec 29

4pm

Episode 4

Supplying the Troops

Mike joins a supply convoy going to the frontline won from the Taliban only days before. On the way, he looks at the Mastiff patrol vehicle.

Dec 29

5pm

Episode 5

Protecting the Troops

Mike investigates the contentious issue of soldier's kit by trying out Osprey body armour and testing the SA80 combat rifle.

Dec 29

6pm

Episode 6

Combat Support

Mike takes a flight in the versatile Merlin helicopter to the Kajaki Dam in Helmand and examines the Lynx, the fastest helicopter in the world.

Dec 29

7pm

Episode 7

Casualties and Recovery

Mike tests the LPV400. It is the possible replacement for the Snatch Land Rover, in which more Coalition soldiers have died than in any other vehicle.

Dec 29

8pm

Episode 8

Mike's War

Mike looks back at his time in Afghanistan, including his brush with death, firing at Taliban positions with the 105mm gun and diffusing roadside bombs.