Dagblaðið 30th January 1980

Út í óvissuna – television 21.00: Chase in the highlands

Desmond Bagley Running Blind Icelandic media article from Dagbladid 30th January 1980.

“In tonight’s episode Elín and Alan travel through the highlands. The conflict grows as they are pursued”, Dóra Hasteinsdóttir, translator of Út í óvissuna, [Running Blind] tells DB.

“Alan gets in touch via radio with the head of the British secret service. He tells him that he does not trust Slade with the package. The head of the service promises to send another person and the story continues”, said Dóra about tonight’s episode.

For those who missed the last episode, here’s a quick recap of what happened: The show began in Scotland. A senior British intelligence official forces former employee, Alan Stewart, to take a package to Iceland.

He is told to take the package to Húsavík. Upon arrival at the airport in Keflavík Alan is told to go via way of Krýsuvík. On the way, he is attacked and the attacker is shot during the fight.

Alan visits his girlfriend, Elín, in Reykjavík. They both decide to go to Húsavík. He flies but lets Elín, unknowingly, transfer the package overland. Alan arrives at Húsavík and an attempt is made to steal the package. He decides not to hand over the real package and then he and Elín travel on to Ásbyrgi.

Once there Alan discovers that a tracking device has been installed in the car. A short while later Graham, Slade’s scout, attacks Alan and is badly hurt.

Starring in the show are Stuart Wilson and Ragnheiður Steindórsdóttir.


Image title: During filming of Út í óvissuna. The film’s lead actor, Stuart Wilson, buys a newspaper from a sales boy outside Hressingarskálinn.

Image: DB Hörður.

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  1. ‘Eltingaleikur um hálendið’: Dagblaðið, 30 January 1980, p. 23; © DV ehf.