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Spies Of Warsaw, The (BBC-4 2013, David Tennant, Janet Montgomery)

Spies of Warsaw

Period thriller The Spies of Warsaw is set in the years leading up to the Second World War when French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield.

At the French embassy, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated war hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.

At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with Anna, a Parisian lawyer for the League of Nations. Their complicated love affair intensifies as German tanks drive through the Black Forest.

Spies of Warsaw

production details
UK / BBC Four / 2×90 minute episodes / Broadcast 2013

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais / Novel: Alan Furst / Executive Producer: Richard Fell

cast
DAVID TENNANT as Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier
JANET MONTGOMERY as Anna
LUDGER PISTOR as Edward Uhl
ANN ELEANORA JORGENSEN as Olga Musser
JAN POHL as Zoller
RAD KAIM as August Voss
PIOTR BAUMANN as Maxim Mostov
BURN GORMAN as Jourdain
ELLIE HADDINGTON as Mme Dupin
VIKTOR ROSEN as Alan Corduner
LINDA BASSETT as Malka Rosen
ANTON LESSER as Doctor Lapp
RICHARD LINTERN as Colonel Lessard
RICHARD TEVERSON as Roddy Fitzware
NICHOLAS BLANE as Papa Heininger
ADAM GODLEY as Halbach
KENNETH COLLARD as Johannes Elter
DAN FREDENBURGH as Armand
TUPPENCE MIDDLETON as Gabrielle
TUSSE SILBERG as Helena
JULIAN HARRIES as Duff Cooper