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Episode 2

Espionage thriller. Mercier goes undercover to Czechoslovakia on the trail of the elusive Chaika, a man who can lead him into the heart of the Nazi war machine.

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

Warsaw 1938. French military attache Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier is also a spy on a mission, one which takes him undercover to Czechoslovakia on the trail of the elusive Chaika, a man who can lead him into the heart of the Nazi war machine.

Back in Warsaw, his erstwhile mistress Anna Skarbek is devastated by news of her ex-lover and political refugee and journalist Max Mostov. Heartbroken, she flees to Spain on a League of Nations mission of mercy.

As the Nazi storm clouds gather over Europe, dashing Polish Colonel Anton Pakulski undertakes his own mission, a mission that goes to the heart of protecting the very future of Poland itself.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 5 Jul 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
Roddy Fitzware Richard Teverson
Gabrielle Tuppence Middleton
Marek Miroslaw Zbrojewicz
Secretary Karolina Dafne Porcari
Fur Hat Grzegorz Kowalczyk
Czech Barman Ziggy Heath
Julius Halbach Adam Godley
Franz Karol Kijanowski
Official Klaudiusz Kaufmann
Trudi Mel Giedroyc
SS Sergeant Sebastian Stegmann
Johannes Elter Nicholas Murchie
Singer in club Jessica Akpang
Armand Dan Fredenburgh
Viktor's Chess Opponent Andrzej Walden
Fernand Mark Lewis
Duff Cooper Julian Harries
Leszek Bogdan Koca
Kosinski Mateusz Banasiuk
Herschenson Andrew Sachs
Polish Soldier Rafal Zawierucha
Gypsy Girl Sonia Mietielica
Bandit Leader Eugeniusz Malinowski
Ukranian Bandit Michal Kosciuk
Ukranian Bandit Grzegorz Klis
Ukranian Bandit Jaroslaw Karpuk
Ukranian Bandit Krzysztof Urbanowicz
Ukranian Bandit Krzysztof Wnuk

Broadcasts

  • Wed 16 Jan 2013 21:00
  • Sat 19 Jan 2013 23:00
  • Mon 21 Jan 2013 23:30
  • Wed 5 Jul 2017 21:00