In 1980, a group of six armed terrorists storm the Iranian embassy in London, taking no less than 26 innocent people hostage. What none of them could foresee is that this would turn into an almost week-long battle between the gunmen and a team of SAS soldiers, as the latter try to navigate the 6 floor, 30 room fortress in a bid to take down the attackers who are demanding the release of prisoners in the Khuzestan Province. It's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's chance to publicly show her country how she deals with terrorist attacks and so a BBC news crew documents the entire debacle from the streets outside. Tragically, soldiers were not able to secure the safe release of all the hostages and two of them perished, along with five of the six terrorists.
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Lewis Collins, the man who should have been Bond.
Lewis Collins, star of the cult television show The Professionals, has died aged 67 after a five-year battle with cancer.
Collins played former paratrooper tough guy Bodie in the classic show, based around the adventures of a fictional crime fighting unit called CI5, which had been instructed by the Home Secretary to deal with serious crime. Collins' was perfectly complimented by Martin Shaw, who played his relaxed on-screen partner Raymond Doyle.
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Actor Lewis Collins died after years of battling cancer.
Lewis Collins, the actor who starred on crime television series The Professionals, has died aged 67 after a five year battle with cancer, according to his agent, via BBC News. "He died peacefully at his LA home surrounded by his family. Privacy is asked for at this very sad time," said the agent.
The Professionals actor Lewis Collins who played Bodie has died in LA aged 67 after a five-year battle with cancer pic.twitter.com/vWvjbOngr9— HuffPostUK Pic Desk (@HuffPostUKPics) November 28, 2013