The series focuses on Flight Lieutenant Harrison, a young up-and-coming RAF officer, whose job is to survey and then recommend RAF bases for closure. The latest on the list is Nuclear Command Bunker no. K553/44FS, a massive concrete Cold War facility and airstrip, which looms over the isolated Scottish fishing village of Auchnacluchnie. Far from being staffed by the 300 crew he expects, he is horrified to find the base is actually manned only by the eccentric, obtuse and war-ready Wing-Commander Campbell-Stokes and his gauche junior Airman Tench. All the other staff have been siphoned off over the years and never been replaced, resulting in RAF Auchnacluchnie receiving the full quota of supplies and budget for its supposed population. Campbell-Stokes and Tench have been left to eat from 50 litre tins of baked beans, make tea from 100,000 bag boxes of tea-bags, and keep ready for a war that will never come.
The startling state of affairs is considered just as bad by the local villagers, who see the base as an... Read More