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David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Janet Montgomery (Entourage) star 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. At the french embassy in Warsaw, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier (Tennant), is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of the city. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat is involved in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage (Montgomery), a lawyer for the League of Nations. Risking his life, Mercier works in the shadows amid a remarkable cast of characters, some known to him as spies, some never to be revealed. It is a city where people drink and fight and spy and love, because no one knows what tomorrow will bring.
It is 1937, war is coming to Europe and French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a lifeand-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 back 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 mistress to Max Mostove, a Russian exile on the run from Comrade Stalin.
Into Merciers 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.. Episode 1
David Tennant & Janet Montgomery star in this classic tale of intrigue, espionage and romance, based on the novels of Alan Furst and adapted by Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais.
As the Nazi storm clouds gather over Europe, dashing Colonel Pakulski undertakes his own mission that goes to the heart of protecting the very future of Poland itself..
David Tennant...Jean-François Mercier (4 episodes, 2013)
Janet Montgomery...Anna Skarbek (4 episodes, 2013)
Marcin Dorocinski...Antoni Pakulski (4 episodes, 2013)
Miroslaw Zbrojewicz...Marek (4 episodes, 2013)
Burn Gorman...Jourdain (4 episodes, 2013)
Radoslaw Kaim...August Voss (4 episodes, 2013)
Linda Bassett...Malka Rosen (4 episodes, 2013)
Allan Corduner...Viktor Rosen (4 episodes, 2013)
Anton Lesser...Doctor Lapp (4 episodes, 2013)
Jan Pohl...Zoller (4 episodes, 2013)
Richard Lintern...Colonel Lessard / ... (4 episodes, 2013)
Julian Glover...General Beauvilliers (4 episodes, 2013)
Fenella Woolgar...Lady Angela Hope (4 episodes, 2013)
Tuppence Middleton...Gabrielle (4 episodes, 2013)
Tusse Silberg...Helena Skarbek (4 episodes, 2013)