At the height of WWII, France is occupied and England is in peril. Col. James "Cad" Cadogan will do anything to get the intelligence he needs-- even send civilians to work undercover behind enemy lines. Based on real-life stories, filmed on location in Britain and France, this suspenseful series follows two women from training in England through the terror of their daily lives in Nazi-occupied France. Julian Glover, Kate Buffery, and Jane Asher star. Seen on public television. 8 episodes; approx. 388 min. on 2 DVDs.
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England, 1942. Liz Grainger lives a privileged life in Dover with her 5-year-old daughter; Matty Firman works in a London factory. Both are recruited as secret agents by charismatic Col. Cad Cadogan.
Liz and Matty prepare for duty, and Liz says a painful goodbye to her daughter. Under cover of night, the new agents fly to France.
Resistance leader Kit Vanston is shocked that the new arrivals are women. As German forces close in on her location, wireless operator Matty sends her first transmission.
Matty narrowly escapes detection. Meanwhile, Liz learns that her childhood friend, Claudine, has been forced to billet German Col. Krieger and his officers in her chateau.
Liz makes plans to return to London with vital information for Cad. Trapped between the Resistance and the Germans, Claudine faces a ghastly choice: become a double agent or be handed over to the Gestapo.
Liz's husband wants to know the truth about her wartime activities. When she comes clean, he's outraged. Back in France, Kit warns Matty to be more careful, and Claudine provides useful information to the Germans.
Matty has been captured and imprisoned, endangering the entire operation and the safety of its agents. Cad must send Liz to learn what is happening in France.
Matty's interrogation becomes increasingly brutal. Liz learns the awful truth about who betrayed her friend and mounts a dramatic rescue effort with Kit. Can they reach Matty in time?
- Historical background on the real operation that inspired the series
- Photo gallery
Run Time: 388 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3