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Close to the Enemy
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Series 1 - Episode 5
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Callum Ferguson is an international man of both mystery and action. “I’m going to get the heating working!” he announces to his dewy-eyed mistress Rachel, who’s hosting a chilly fashion show.
Rachel and Callum are smitten with one another, though the wisdom of gazing wistfully across crowded rooms, right in front of Rachel’s cuckolded husband, is doubtful.
As Stephen Poliakoff’s post-Second World War drama inches forward (or backwards, or even sideways – so little happens it’s hard to tell), Callum has a tip for war crimes investigator Kathy, who’s trying to get through to a mute female prisoner – Nazis like a night out.
And elsewhere, Frau Bellinghausen goes downstairs.
Victor comes to Callum with proof that Dieter, who is seemingly helping the British to achieve their jet-engine goals, is not innocent of war crimes. Callum goes some way to regaining Victor and Kathy's favour by helping the latter get access to a useful German prisoner, Bergit Mentz. He also believes he can get the proof Harold requires to expose the British government's wartime secrets, while keeping Victor and Rachel close to him at the hotel. But can he really have it all? Stephen Poliakoff's period drama, starring Jim Sturgess, Freddie Highmore and Phoebe Fox.
Cast & Crew
Hotel desk clerk
Stern faced woman
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