Spies of Warsaw (2013)
Monday 14th January 2013
David Tenant (Doctor Who; Hamlet; Single Father) and Janet Montgomery (Entourage; Black Swan) lead the cast in a new spy novel series, Spies of Warsaw, available on DVD from BBC Worldwide on 21st January 2013.
Joined by Marcin Dorocinski (Rose; Reverse), Ann Eleonora Jorgensen (The Killing; Italian for Beginners), Anton Lesser (The Hour; Little Dorrit), Burn Gorman (The Hour; Torchwood) and Tuppence Middleton (New Tricks; Sinbad) in this adaptation of Alan Furst's celebrated spy novel set in Poland, Paris and Berlin in the years leading up to the Second World War.
Legendary screenwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais are most famous for television series including The Likely Lads, Porridge, Lovejoy, Killing Bono and Auf Wiedersehen Pet. They have also written a number of films including The Commitments, Still Crazy, Goal! and Flushed Away.
It is 1937, war is coming to Europe and French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. At the French embassy in Warsaw, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated war hero, is dawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the seedy black alleys of the city.
At the same time this handsome aristocrat is involved in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage, Anna Szarbeck. A lawyer for the League of Nations, Anna is also a mistress to Max Mostove, a Russian exile on the run from Comrade Stalin.
Into Mercier's life marches an extraordinary cast of characters with secrets to hide and information to trade. Edvard Uhl is a German engineer prepared to offer intelligence on German armaments and equipment; Malka and Viktor Rozen work for the Russian secret service; and Major Voss, head of German intelligence, seeks to crush the resistance at every turn.
But Warsaw is a place where brave souls continue to battle, in a large or small way, against the Nazi occupiers. A city where people drink and fight and spy and love, because no one knows what tomorrow will bring.
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