A unique glimpse into the terrifying world of disarming bombs, we see the filmmakers of this documentary being granted unprecedented access to the British Army’s Bomb Disposal Course, the most demanding training regime available.
Focusing on the conflict between Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, The Men with Nine Lives gives us the inside story on how the British Army had to keep up a cat and mouse game of psychological oneupmanship where the terrorist and disposal expert must continually second-guess the other in a game where mistakes are nearly always fatal.
Through a number of interviews with ex-terrorists and veteran bomb disposal personnel, we hear the history behind this bloody conflict and the forever changing techniques of stopping a bomb going off evolved throughout.
Production & Filming Details
- Production: Real Stories.
- Release Date: 2017 (UK).
- Running Time: 60 Minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.