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Spies of Warsaw

Series 1-Episode 2

Series 1-Episode 2

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The concluding part of this eve-of-war drama based on the
Alan Furst bestseller starts with a bang. Our hero Colonel Mercier (David Tennant with romantic-hero hairdo) deals summarily with his hijackers but, in trying to unearth Germans military plans, his life is continually imperilled. The action flits between Czechoslovakia, Paris, Alsace and Warsaw as Mercier, parted from his beloved Anna (Janet Montgomery), takes ever-increasing risks.

It’s an impressively re-created 1938, and there are some amusing cameos, but despite being heavy on atmosphere Spies of Warsaw never quite ignites either as love story or espionage thriller. The one that got away, perhaps.


Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais' two-part adaptation of Alan Furst's spy novel concludes. Jean-Francois Mercier's mission becomes all too dangerous when his cover is compromised while trying to unearth German military plans. After travelling to Czechoslovakia to find and question the elusive `Seagull', Mercier finds his superiors becoming increasingly frustrated with his risk-taking and lack of protocol. Anna Skarbek is devastated after she receives news about ex-lover Max Mostov and heads to Spain on mission of mercy for the League of Nations. Starring David Tennant and Janet Montgomery.

Cast & Crew

Jean-Francois 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 Alan Corduner
Helena Skarbek Tusse Silberg
Dr Lapp Anton Lesser
Col Lessard Richard Lintern
Gen Beauvilliers Julian Glover
Roddy Fitzware Richard Teversen
Gabrielle Tuppence Middleton
Marek Miroslaw Zbrojewicz
Juliuis Halbach Adam Godley
Franz Karol Kijanowski
Trudl Mel Giedroyc
Fur Hat Grzegorz Kowalczyk
SS Sgt Sebastian Stegmann
Johannes Elter Nicholas Murchie
Armand Dan Fredenburgh
Fernand Mark Lewis
Duff Cooper Julian Harries
Leszek Bogdan Koca
Kosinski Mateusz Banasiuk
Herschenson Andrew Sachs
Secretary Karolina Porcari
Official Klaudiusz Kaufmann
Czech barman Ziggy Heath
Singer in club Jessica Akpang
Viktor's chess opponent Andrzej Walden
Polish Soldier Rafal Zawierucha
Gypsy girl Sonia Mietelica
Bandit Leader Eugenij Malinowski
Ukranian Bandit 1 Michal Kosciuk
Ukranian Bandit 2 Grzegorz Klis
Ukranian Bandit 3 Jaroslaw Karpuk
Ukranian Bandit 4 Krzysztof Urbanowicz
Ukranian Bandit 5 Krzysztof Wnuk
Writer Dick Clement
Writer Ian La Frenais
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