Spies Of Warsaw Begins On BBC America Tonight

Viewers of BBC America will be treated tonight to the first episode of long-awaited mini-series Spies Of Warsaw. The pre-war espionage thriller was adapted from the novels of Alan Furst and stars David Tennant as French military hero Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier with Janet Montgomery as his lover Anna.

Spies Of Warsaw

French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle in the espionage arena. At the French embassy, a decorated war hero of the 1914 war, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier (David Tennant), is sucked into a world of abduction, betrayal and international intrigue from the diplomatic salons to the back alleys of Warsaw. Mercier simultaneously finds himself in a passionate love affair with Anna (Janet Montgomery), a Parisian lawyer for the League of Nations. Their complicated love affair intensifies as German tanks drive through the Black Forest.

Episode 1
A German engineer arrives in Warsaw. Tonight, he will be with his Polish mistress; tomorrow, at a workers bar in the city’s factory district, where he will meet with Colonel Mercier in a backstreet cafe. Information is be exchanged for money.
Mercier loathes the niceties of Ambassadorial lunches, cocktail parties and banquets of a world not yet at war, but one in which the martial drums can be heard ever more insistently in the background. They take on an altogether more interesting shape when he meets the enigmatic and beautiful Anna Skarbek.
While secretly observing Panzer exercising in the Black Forest, Mercier sees a simple trick performed with a length of pipe strapped across a car and draws his own conclusions about exactly what it is the Nazis are planning.
When the Nazis find out what he’s been doing, his own life becomes their target.

Watch a sneak peek here:

The series is executive produced by Richard Fell for Fresh Pictures production, and Jamie Laurenson for the BBC, co-produced by BBC America, Apple Film for TV Poland in association with ARTE FRANCE and BBC Worldwide. The screenplay was written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and the series was directed by Coky Giedroyc.

Watch Spies Of Warsaw tonight on BBC America from 9pm/8c

BBC America are preceding the premiere of Spies Of Warsaw tonight with a mini-marathon of David Tennant in Doctor Who, starting at 4pm/3c. See our TV Guide for more details

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