Know Your Enemy: Stephen Poliakoff in Conversation

Know Your Enemy: Stephen Poliakoff in Conversation


The dramatist Stephen Poliakoff has long been obsessed with the secret history of Britain in the 20th century, whether it be the story of the British prince kept away from the public in The Lost Prince, 1930s-set mystery Dancing on the Edge or big-screen pre-war drama Glorious 39. His latest work, Close to the Enemy, explores the clandestine work of the secret service after the end of the Second World War. Historian and broadcaster David Reynolds talks to Poliakoff about the inspiration behind Close to the Enemy, as well as the always tricky relationship between history and fiction.

Cast & Crew

Presenter David Reynolds
Guest Stephen Poliakoff
Executive Producer Janet Lee
Series Producer John Mullen
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