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Secret Army: Lisa-Codename Yvette (S1EP1 BBC 7 Sep 1977, Valentine Dyall)



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Lisa-Codename Yvette: Lifeline, a Brussels-based resistance organisation smuggling downed RAF fliers back to Britain, is endangered when Luftwaffe Major Erwin Brandt blows one of their safehouses. The Lifeline leaders, Lisa Colbert and café proprietor Albert Foiret, are suspicious when London sends Flight Lieutenant John Curtis, who had previously gone down the line with Lisa, to help co-ordinate their activities. Brandt, meanwhile, also finds assistance from Gestapo Sturnbannfuhrer Ludwig Kessler, transferred from Berlin to crack down on the evasion lines.

Cast: Bernard Hepton (Albert Foiret), Angela Richards (Monique), Clifford Rose (Ludwig Kessler), Jan Francis (‘Yvette’ aka Lisa Colbert), Christopher Neame (John Curtis), Michael Culver (Brandt), James Bree (Gaston), Maria Charles (Louise), Eileen Page (Andrée), Ron Pember (Alain), Juliet Hammond-Hill (Natalie), Valentine Dyall (Doctor Keldermans), Mark Burns, James Lister, Michael Graves, Peter Quince, Tim Barlow, Hermione Gregory, Anthony Ainley, Howard Bell, Catherine Brandon, Abigail Brown, Daniel Chasin, Peter Holt, Olwen Griffiths, Bill Rourke, Arnold Willems, Keith Ashton, Ian Liston, David English, Vernon Joyner, Anthony Stafford, Michael Napier-Brown, Richard Holden, Luke Hanson, Peter Clay, Neil Dickson

Writer: Willis Hall / Director: Kenneth Ives

Original Airdate: 7 Sep 1977 on BBC
Series: Secret Army Season 1 Episode 1