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Secret Army: Weekend (S2EP7 BBC 1978-11-08, Hazel McBride)

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Weekend: Hoping to boost Lifeline’s flagging funds and gain some independence from London, Albert and Monique concoct a plan to sell three valuable Rubens paintings, replacing the originals with forgeries. However, Kessler is also aware of the paintings’ existence and plans to acquire them for Germany, setting out to remove them from the convent near Antwerp where they are held. Meanwhile, two American evaders, impatient with Lifeline’s security checks, decide to strike out on their own and ambush the car that Kessler is travelling in. Totally unaware of the true identity of their hostage, the Americans and their captive impose themselves on Hans and Lena Van Broecken, demanding that they are taken to Switzerland on their barge. Lifeline must not only retrieve the paintings, but also ensure that no harm comes to Kessler, as horrifying reprisals by the Germans are at stake.

Cast: Bernard Hepton (Albert Foiret), Angela Richards (Monique), Clifford Rose (Ludwig Kessler), Michael Culver (Brandt), Robin Langford (Rennert), Stephen Yardley (Max), Paul Shelley (Bradley), Hazel McBride (Madelaine Duclos), Gunnar Möller (Hans), Marianne Stone (Lena), Paul Wagar, Vincent Marzello, Christian Roberts, Doreen Mantle, John Waldon, Sylvia Barter, Gilbert O’Brien, Henrietta Baynes, Susan Dady, Misha Bergese

Writer: Paul Annett / Director: Paul Annett

Original Airdate: 1978-11-08 on BBC
Series: Secret Army Season 2 Episode 7