Spies Of Warsaw starring David Tennant and Janet Montgomery comes to Australian TV from tonight (Sunday 5th May). The two part series begins at 8.30pm on UKTV.
Spies Of Warsaw is adapted from the novels of Alan Furst by award winning screenwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Directed on location in
Poland by Coky Giedroyc, the drama
is a co-production between BBC Four, TV Poland, BBC America and Arte France.
It is 1937, and Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a highly decorated soldier from the First World War, is the military attaché stationed in
while the shadow of Hitler’s Nazi regime looms over mainland Europe.
Mercier is grossly suspicious of the German military’s intentions, but he must juggle his formal duties at stifling diplomatic functions with the often death-defying realities of espionage.
With intelligence from his German informant Edvard Uhl, Mercier sets out on a stealth mission with his trusted accomplice Marek, where they discover that the Nazis are ensuring any future invasion of
Poland can take
place effectively and with little resistance. Mercier almost gets caught and
killed during the mission, narrowly escaping, and thereby facing the wrath of
French bureaucrat Jourdain, who is anxious to avoid the further heightening of
Amid the threat of a second world war, Mercier is also vying for the affections of Parisian lawyer Anna Skarbek, currently in an empty-shell relationship with Russian Émigré and political journalist Maxim. As Mercier and Anna’s relationship develops, it is clear that she must choose between both men. But will Mercier’s feelings for Anna jeopardise his mission and can she be trusted?
With David Tennant as Jean-Francois Mercier, Janet Montgomery as Anna Skarbek, Marcin Dorocinski as Antoni Pakulski, Piotr Baumann as Maxim Mostov, Ludger Pistor as Edvard Uhl, Miroslaw Zbrojewicz as Marek, Burn Gorman as Jourdain, Alan Corduner as Viktor Rozen, Linda Bassett as Malka Rozen and Ann Eleonora Jørgensen as Olga Musser.