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Spies of Warsaw Episode 1 of 2

Classic tale of spying, intrigue and romance, based on the novels of Alan Furst.

A German engineer arrives in Warsaw. Tonight he will be with his Polish mistress, tomorrow at a workers bar in the city's factory district to meet with Colonel Mercier in a backstreet cafe. Information is exchanged for money.

Mercier loathes the niceties of ambassadorial lunches, cocktail parties and banquets of a world not yet at war, but one in which the drums of war can be heard ever more insistently in the background. However, they take on an altogether more interesting dimension when he meets the enigmatic and beautiful Anna Skarbek.

While secretly observing panzer exercises in the Black Forest, Mercier sees a simple trick performed with a length of pipe strapped across a car and draws his own conclusions about exactly what it is the Germans are planning.

When the Nazis find out what he's been doing, his own life becomes their target.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Mon 14 Jan 2013 23:45

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Credits

Role Contributor
ProducerRichard Fell
Executive ProducerRichard Fell
WriterDick Clement
WriterIan La Frenais
MercierDavid Tennant
Anna SkarbekJanet Montgomery
Maxim MostovPiotr Baumann
Malka RozenLinda Bassett
Viktor RozenAllan Corduner
Doctor LappAnton Lesser
General BeauvilliersJulian Glover
Lady Angela HopeFenella Woolgar
GabrielleTuppence Middleton

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