At the height of WWII, brave British women risk their lives as secret agents in occupied France. Based on real-life stories, filmed on location, this suspenseful series features strong female characters, tension-filled plots, and historical authenticity. Kate Buffery (Trial & Retribution), and Jane Asher (A Voyage Round My Father) star. Seen on public television. 7 episodes; approx. 375 min. on 2 DVDs.
Southwestern France, 1943. Three British agents are shot by Nazis, and Liz must tell a widow the sad news. Back in England, two new recruits join the team: naive Emily, a radio operator, and Vivien, an older woman with a dark secret.
Emily, Vivien, and Colin parachute into France at night. Emily's farewell to her boyfriend in England turns out to have consequences, and a beautiful member of the French militia takes an interest in Colin.
Colin is in shock after shooting a young woman he found searching his room, and Liz learns that her marriage is a sham in more ways than one. While Emily chooses to stay in France, Liz decides to return home.
Local resistance leader Gordon resents his new boss--Liz, who's there to destroy the U-boat transmitter station. At the same time, Vivien pursues a mission of her own, arousing suspicion and putting the others at risk.
In the aftermath of the failed raid, the team wonders if there's a traitor in their midst. Then Emily's transmitter and codebook are confiscated by the Germans, and her beloved host family is arrested. Cad asks Kit to go to France to handle the situation.
Emily flees to a hideout in a brothel, and Cad is relieved to learn that all the agents are safe. Liz and Kit put aside their feelings, Cad receives devastating news, and Vivien pays a price for her reckless behavior.
Despite Vivien's capture, the raid on the arms factory must continue. The mission is successful, but the team's rescue attempt goes badly. With German soldiers closing in, Liz is forced to commit a ghastly act.
Run Time: 420 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3