While attending a concert in Washington, D.C., Jessica gets involved with two East German defectors and a murder.



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Episode cast overview:
Margo Claymore
Dr. Lynch
First Secretary Henry Claymore
Col. Gerhardt Brunner
Andrew Wyckham
Franz Mueller
Greta Mueller
Warwick Sims ...
Jack Kendall
Julian Barnes ...
British Sergeant


Jessica is invited to dine with East German concert violinist Greta Mueller, her overprotective brother Franz and security chief Colonel Gerhardt Brunner, and next is joined during the concert by British secret agent Michael Hagarty, working as Dennis McKelvy, who has blood on his hand when he abducts her and the Mueller's limousine to the South African embassy at gun point, asking for sanctuary, in fact Paul's staged defection, again a cover for his work as SAS agent, which was rightly expected to be discovered. Then fellow spy Jack Kendall is found stabbed dead in the embassy garden, holding a white rose, the code name of an operation Jessica earlier overheard him mention over the telephone, an Apartheid opponent Benjamin Kumbasa's stabbing. First Secretary Henry Claymore agrees in the ambassador's absence to 'Dennis' and Jessica investigating freely, presuming a connection between both murders, but... Meanwhile Greta refuses to join Franz's defection even before their family in the... Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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19 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Per the title, The White Rose was a resistance group in Nazi Germany consisting of students and professors from the University of Munich whom offered nonviolent resistance to the the Nazis. See more »

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1 April 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Rather a lot of "English" people are involved in this episode, including Jessica's publisher who meets her at Washington airport. He is a ridiculous caricature with a huge moustache. Several plot developments later Jessica, Michael, the publisher, another secret service man, an East German violinist and her controlling brother all hole up (after a car chase) in the British embassy. Which is thinly staffed (nearly everybody is out protecting the Prime Minister) by another moustachio'd Englishman and his strange wife, played by Jenny Agutter. Before the carful of sanctuary seekers arrive, they have a very odd conversation. He: You should get some rest. She: No, I need to play my role. She's wearing a nightie. She arrived that morning. They haven't been married long. She rushes off to change - into an evening dress with an updo. She offers to make the hostages some food, and exits. Chatting to Jessica, she reveals she grew up in Africa. I expect this is going to be significant. The secret service man is found dead. Oh - Jenny Agutter has a secret! Everything is resolved, sort of. But we never find out why she donned elaborate evening dress to deal with a hostage crisis.

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