Secrets of the SAS: In Their Own Words


Series 1 - Episode 2 Undercover



Colin Maclachlan, a former SAS operative, describes a harrowing mission he undertook in Iraq in 2005, in the immediate aftermath of Saddam Hussein's capture. What should have been a simple mission to deliver security agents to Kuwait went dangerously awry when Maclachlan's cover was blown. He and a colleague were taken hostage, and faced an intense period of captivity punctuated by mock executions and mob violence. Machlachlan's own account is interspersed with dramatic reconstructions to illustrate some of the horrors the ex-serviceman faced behind enemy lines, as brutal gangs and radical groups caused Basra to descend into chaos.

Cast & Crew

Director Gary Johnstone
Executive Producer Dan Gold
Executive Producer Simon Raikes
Producer Gary Johnstone
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