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The ambulance drivers who rushed stricken victims to hospital through the Troubles come into the spotlight in the first of the latest series of Frontline airing on UTV on Thursday. Linda Stewart talks to two of the ambulance drivers about the trials they faced

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The series kicks off with ambulance men from Belfast and the North West sharing their accounts of some of the worst atrocities of the Troubles

The series kicks off with ambulance men from Belfast and the North West sharing their accounts of some of the worst atrocities of the Troubles

Difficult times: Adrian McAuley as a young ambulance man

Difficult times: Adrian McAuley as a young ambulance man

The Sean Graham Bookies shooting in 1992, one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles

The Sean Graham Bookies shooting in 1992, one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles

Adrian McAuley

Adrian McAuley

Brian Maguire

Brian Maguire

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The series kicks off with ambulance men from Belfast and the North West sharing their accounts of some of the worst atrocities of the Troubles

Tonight sees the return of UTV's Frontline series, which turns the focus on the local people who were all on the frontline during the Troubles, proving the vital services that kept Northern Ireland functioning through those devastating 30 years of conflict.

Researched and shot in lockdown while adhering to strict Covid restriction, the series shines a light on five key groups of people - ambulance men, firefighters, bus drivers, press photographers and the clergy - using a mix of archive footage and first-hand accounts from the people who were there.


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