Secret Army (1977–1979)

TV Series  -   -  Drama | War
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 673 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 4 critic

In this series, inspired by real events during World War II, the kind, intelligent and worrisome Albert Foiret runs both a café, which is the only notable public house in a small Belgian ... See full summary »

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 281 titles
created 21 Apr 2011
 
a list of 727 titles
created 24 May 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 08 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 28 titles
created 20 Jul 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 28 Aug 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Secret Army" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Secret Army (1977–1979)

Secret Army (1977–1979) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Secret Army.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
Unknown   1979   1978   1977  
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Enemy at the Door (1978–1980)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Drama about the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands during the Second World War.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Bernard Horsfall, Antonia Pemberton
'Allo 'Allo (1982–1992)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

René Artois runs a small café in France during World War II. He always seems to have his hands full: He's having affairs with most of his waitresses, he's keeping his wife happy, he's ... See full summary »

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle
A Family at War (1970–1972)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

How the events of WW 2 affected various members of a lower middle class family in Liverpool, the emphasis being on life on the home front.

Stars: Colin Douglas, Barbara Flynn, Leslie Nunnerley
Wish Me Luck (1987–1990)
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The second world war experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines.

Stars: Jane Asher, Michael J. Jackson, Kate Buffery
Piece of Cake (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, George Anton, Boyd Gaines
We'll Meet Again (TV Mini-Series 1982)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Susannah York, Michael Shannon, Patrick O'Connell
Once an Eagle (1976–1977)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of two Army officers, one a ruthless, career-obsessed schemer, the other his exact opposite, and their personal and professional lives from the end of World War I to the beginning of Vietnam.

Stars: Cliff Potts, Darleen Carr, Amy Irving
Just Good Friends (1983–1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Paul Nicholas, Jan Francis, Sylvia Kay
Tenko (1981–1984)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

WWII drama follows a group of British, Dutch, and Australian women; from the bombing of Singapore to their years spent in prison camps and eventually to the end of the war where the survivors try to readjust to civilian life.

Stars: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman
Colditz (1972–1974)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman
Fairly Secret Army (1984–1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A retired British Army major tries to fight the forces of anarchy by setting up a supposedly secret taskforce.

Stars: Geoffrey Palmer, Diane Fletcher, Michael Robbins
Revolver (TV Series 2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Leslie Phillips, Julie Goodyear, Tony Osoba
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Bernard Hepton ...
 Albert Foiret (43 episodes, 1977-1979)
Angela Richards ...
 Monique Duchamps (41 episodes, 1977-1979)
Clifford Rose ...
 Sturmbannführer Ludwig Kessler / ... (38 episodes, 1977-1979)
Juliet Hammond ...
 Natalie Chantrens (37 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ron Pember ...
 Alain Muny (28 episodes, 1977-1979)
Valentine Dyall ...
 Dr. Pascal Keldermans (23 episodes, 1977-1979)
Michael Culver ...
 Major Erwin Brandt (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Edit

Storyline

In this series, inspired by real events during World War II, the kind, intelligent and worrisome Albert Foiret runs both a café, which is the only notable public house in a small Belgian town, where locals therefore naturally mix with the Nazi occupation forces, and a just as publicity-shy (even his bed-ridden wife knows nothing) network of the Belgian resistance, devoted to the evacuation of shot-down Allied pilots to Britain. He and his secret 'army' (including some of his staff and the Brussels Dr. Pascal Keldermans), taking orders by illegal radio from London, constantly risk their lives -and if caught by the professionally torturing Gestapo, possibly everyone else's- to find the pilots, hide, nurse and prepare them for the long, dangerous journey out of the Reich under the Nazis' noses, a never ending cat-and-mouse game against specialized German hunters, run by the gentleman Luftwaffe (Air Force)- Major Erwin Brandt and the ruthless Nazi 'secret state police' run by the cunning,... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

world war two | escape | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 September 1977 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El ejército secreto  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(42 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character played by Christopher Neame was inspired by Group-Captain William S. Randall, who was the technical consultant on the show. Randall donated his fee to charity. See more »

Connections

Featured in When TV Goes to War (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is a masterpiece
19 October 2000 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

This programme is a true masterpiece; possibly the best television series ever made by the BBC.

When I watched it as a young teenager, it was totally memorable and gripping. It is probably the only TV series of its kind from which I could recall every character and many of the plots some 25 or 30 years later. Some of the episodes toward the end of the final series were utterly gripping. The acting was outstanding; the writing fantastic, and the music and intro/credits I recall to this day with total clarity.

UDATE: Having just watched it again on DVD almost 30 years later, my view hasn't changed at all. No sense of disappointment here - this really is classic television at its very best. A clever, nuanced and absorbing series in every respect.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I've wanted to watch this for years, started it watching it, and oh Charles_Calthrop
Reinhardt malcolm-osgood
Secret Army and 'Allo Allo' gary-1093
subtitles? hamedfp
A Question Of Loyalty (series 1) query chuffnobbler
Major Bradley joyfarrah
Discuss Secret Army (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page