Ed, Ros, Alex and Beckett form the high-tech crime fighting team who work for the mysterious, secretive Bureau 2 chief, Jan, and are only assigned the most difficult and dangerous cases.

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Series cast summary:
Jaye Griffiths ...  Roslyn 'Ros' Henderson 40 episodes, 1995-1999
Jesse Birdsall ...  Nicholas Beckett 40 episodes, 1995-1999
Craig McLachlan ...  Ed Russell 30 episodes, 1995-1997
Jan Harvey ...  Barbara 'Jan' 20 episodes, 1997-1999
Paula Hunt Paula Hunt ...  Alex Jordan 20 episodes, 1997-1999
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When Beckett, an agent for a top secret intelligence agency known as The Hive, uncovers a sinister plot by his employers, he is expelled and joins a freelance group of investigators dedicated to solving high tech crimes. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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This was the first regular science fiction drama series on British television since the cancellation of Doctor Who (1963) in 1989. See more »

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Nicholas Beckett: It had to be voice-activated. But they didn't find any trace of the bomb. Well, nothing you could identify, anyway.
Ed Russell: From what I hear, they didn't find much of the Admiral either.
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Bugs: The best TV show ever!
13 October 2005 | by Dark_Side_MistressSee all my reviews

I used to watch this show every Saturday night with my family, right through from the very first episode. It was brilliant, and I was really upset when the BBC said they would not be making any more, but even more upset that they left it hanging. What ever happened to Beckett, Ros, Ed and Alex? That's what I want to know.

However, I will say that i think that Craig made a much better Ed than Stephen ever did. The on screen chemistry between him and Paula (Alex), made it seem more real, but when Stephen came along, that chemistry fell flat. Why did they replace Craig in the first place? Th only good thing I have to say about Stephen's Ed, is that, unlike Craig, Stephen actually managed to make it look like Ed was a real tai-Kwon-Do expert, and made him kick butt. I think that this was one of the reasons why the BBC axed Bugs.

I've just been reacquainted with it, via the DVD series, after 6 (or is it 7?) long years, and, as a result, i think all us loyal BUGSs fans should start a campaign to bring a half decent TV show back to Saturady nights. BRING BACK BUGS! BRING BACK BUGS!


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1 April 1995 (UK) See more »

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