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Classic tale of spying, intrigue and romance. In a backstreet Warsaw cafe, a German engineer meets with Colonel Mercier and information is exchanged for money.

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 28 Jun 2017 21:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Director Coky Giedroyc
Producer Richard Fell
Executive Producer Richard Fell
Writer Dick Clement
Writer Ian La Frenais
Mercier David Tennant
Anna Skarbek Janet Montgomery
Antoni Pakulski Marcin Dorocinski
Olga Musser Ann Eleonora Jorgensen
Jourdain Burn Gorman
Mme Dupin Ellie Haddington
Maxim Mostov Piotr Baumann
Zoller Jan Pohl
August Voss Rad Kaim
Malka Rozen Linda Bassett
Viktor Rozen Allan Corduner
Helena Skarbek Tusse Silberg
Doctor Lapp Anton Lesser
Colonel Lessard Richard Lintern
General Beauvilliers Julian Glover
Papa Heininger Nicholas Blane
Lady Angela Hope Fenella Woolgar
Roddy Fitzware Richard Teverson
Gabrielle Tuppence Middleton
Stefan Marcin Walewski
Marek Miroslaw Zbrojewicz
Jozef Maciej Marczewski
Cecylia Anna Czartoryska
Princess Ewa Magdalena Poplawska
Edvard Uhl Ludger Pistor
Doorman Lech Dyblik
Wlada Grazyna Zielinska
Frau Schimmel Maria Mamona
Conductor Romuald Krezel
Renata Joanna Kulig-Bochniak
Weasel Grzegorz Emanuel
Olga's Neighbour Krystyna Rutkowska-Ulewicz
Swiss Border Guard Tom Pawlak
Private Gregg Lowe
Gluck John Weisgerber
Steward Maciej Nawrocki

Broadcasts

  • Wed 9 Jan 2013 21:00
  • Sat 12 Jan 2013 23:00
  • Mon 14 Jan 2013 23:45
  • Wed 28 Jun 2017 21:00