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Drama out in the field and close to home for the Brits in Aden.

The danger and emotion step up another notch after the gripping period drama hit the ground running with last week’s shocking and moving opener.

The military police are working alongside the SAS to track down insurgent leader Abdul-Kadir Hakim and troublesome American reporter Martha Franklin is in tow. Poor Major Markham is facing a dilemma, though.

His wife Mary is in labour but as things start going awry both at the hospital and out in the desert, he is forced to choose between his family and his men.

Meanwhile, naive newbie Honor becomes aware of the reality of life in Aden when she encounters a scorpion, but there’s fun in store when her wayward pal Alison introduces her to the glamour of the BP club.