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A military attaché at the French embassy is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.
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Cast

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David Tennant ... Jean-François Mercier (4 episodes, 2013)

Janet Montgomery ... Anna Skarbek (4 episodes, 2013)

Marcin Dorocinski ... Antoni Pakulski (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Miroslaw Zbrojewicz ... Marek (4 episodes, 2013)

Burn Gorman ... Jourdain (4 episodes, 2013)

Radoslaw Kaim ... August Voss (4 episodes, 2013)

Linda Bassett ... Malka Rosen (4 episodes, 2013)

Allan Corduner ... Viktor Rosen (4 episodes, 2013)

Anton Lesser ... Doctor Lapp (4 episodes, 2013)
Jan Pohl ... Zoller (4 episodes, 2013)

Richard Lintern ... Colonel Lessard / ... (4 episodes, 2013)

Julian Glover ... General Beauvilliers (4 episodes, 2013)

Fenella Woolgar ... Lady Angela Hope (4 episodes, 2013)

Tuppence Middleton ... Gabrielle (4 episodes, 2013)
Tusse Silberg ... Helena Skarbek (4 episodes, 2013)
Ellie Haddington ... Madame Dupin (3 episodes, 2013)
Piotr Baumann ... Maxim Mostov / ... (3 episodes, 2013)

Richard Teverson ... Roddy Fitzware (3 episodes, 2013)
Mark Lewis ... Fernand (3 episodes, 2013)

Gregg Lowe ... Young German Soldier (2 episodes, 2013)
Grazyna Zielinska ... Wladzia (2 episodes, 2013)
Grzegorz Emanuel ... Weasel (2 episodes, 2013)

Nicholas Blane ... Papa Heiniger / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
Alan Corduner ... Viktor Rosen (2 episodes, 2013)

Dan Fredenburgh ... Armand (2 episodes, 2013)
Mel Giedroyc ... Trudi (2 episodes, 2013)

Adam Godley ... Julius Halbach (2 episodes, 2013)
Julian Harris ... Duff Cooper (2 episodes, 2013)
Karol Kijanowski ... Franz (2 episodes, 2013)
Bogdan Koca ... Leszek (2 episodes, 2013)
Sonia Mietielica ... Gypsy Girl (2 episodes, 2013)
Nicholas Murchie ... Johannes Elter (2 episodes, 2013)

Andrew Sachs ... Herschenson (2 episodes, 2013)
Sebastian Stegmann ... SS-Sergeant (2 episodes, 2013)
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Series Directed by
Coky Giedroyc (4 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Writing credits
Dick Clement (2 episodes, 2013)
Alan Furst (2 episodes, 2013)
Ian La Frenais (2 episodes, 2013)

Series Produced by
Richard Fell .... producer (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Original Music by
Rob Lane (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Cinematography by
Wojciech Szepel (unknown episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gareth C. Scales (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Casting by
Jill Trevellick (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Tom Burton (1 episode, 2013)
Ewa Skoczkowska (1 episode, 2013)
Maria Wilk (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Kinga Babczynska (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Costume Design by
Edward K. Gibbon (1 episode, 2013)
Kalina Lach (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Makeup Department
Karen Dawson .... makeup designer (2 episodes, 2013)
Joanna Picasso .... hair & makeup (2 episodes, 2013)
Katarzyna Wilk .... assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Production Management
Andrzej Besztak .... production manager (2 episodes, 2013)
Tara Bhoola .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2013)
Grzegorz Olkowski .... production manager (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maciej Besztak .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2013)
Katarzyna Boryczka .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2013)

Kiaran Murray-Smith .... first assistant director (unknown episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Jaroslaw Jagodzinski .... properties (2 episodes, 2013)
Wojciech Kocemba .... property master (2 episodes, 2013)
Krzysztof Kolodziejczyk .... dressing props (2 episodes, 2013)
Michal Kozon .... stand-by: art department (2 episodes, 2013)
Andrzej Rychtarczyk .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 2013)
Robert Senderowski .... stand-by: art department (2 episodes, 2013)
Ewa Skoczkowska .... supervising art director (2 episodes, 2013)
Roman Tarwacki .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2013)
Graham Ward .... standby art director (2 episodes, 2013)
Maria Wilk .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2013)
Robert Wyszogrodzki .... properties (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Sound Department
Harry Barnes .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2013)
Krzysztof Bogucki .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2013)
Sebastian Branski .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2013)
Martin Cantwell .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2013)
Andrzej Chuszno .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2013)
Simon Diggins .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2013)
Andrea King .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2013)
Adam Mendez .... foley mixer (2 episodes, 2013)
David Sendall .... adr mixer / foley mixer (2 episodes, 2013)
Jack Stew .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2013)
Richard Straker .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2013)
Jules Woods .... assistant re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2013)
Arkadiusz Woskowski .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Guido Wilden .... workflow consultant (4 episodes, 2013)
Dolores McGinley .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Stunts
Tomasz Krzemieniecki .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Wlodzimierz Bednarek .... Genny operator (2 episodes, 2013)
Pawel Figurski .... camera operator: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2013)
Michal Fraczek .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2013)
Michal Grabski .... b camera focus puller (2 episodes, 2013)
Wojciech Gradowski .... electrician (2 episodes, 2013)
Pawel Kincel .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2013)
Piotr Kostarczyk .... b camera focus puller (2 episodes, 2013)
Szymon Kurzawa .... electrician (2 episodes, 2013)
Mateusz Kuzniak .... electrician (2 episodes, 2013)
Roman Leus .... "b" assistant camera (2 episodes, 2013)
Maciej Lisiecki .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2013)
Robert Lukowski .... dolly grip (2 episodes, 2013)
Radoslaw Matulka .... data wrangler (2 episodes, 2013)
Adam Mendry .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2013)
Maciej Obloza .... electrician (2 episodes, 2013)
Michal Obloza .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2013)
Karol Pachulski .... "b" assistant camera (2 episodes, 2013)
Robert Palka .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2013)
Jaroslaw Pawlowski .... assistant grip (2 episodes, 2013)
Jeremiasz Prokopowicz .... b camera operator (2 episodes, 2013)
Grzegorz Szymanczak .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Casting Department
Magdalena Szwarcbart .... casting: Poland (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karolina Bystrowska .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2013)
Ada Cichowicz .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2013)
Kalina Lach .... costumes (2 episodes, 2013)
Eleonora Owsianka .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2013)
Jakub Wojewoda .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dan Coles .... colorist / colourist (2 episodes, 2013)
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2013)
Ludwik Sielicki .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Music Department
Richey Rynkowski .... composer assistant (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Other crew
Steve Groom .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2013)
Amy Merry .... title design (4 episodes, 2013)
Clifford De Spenser .... dialect coach (2 episodes, 2013)
Malgorzata Dedek .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2013)
Jan Jaszczynski .... second location manager (2 episodes, 2013)
Waléra Kanischtscheff .... voice actor: Max (2 episodes, 2013)
Agnieszka Kik .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2013)
Wojciech Konkol .... health and safety advisor (2 episodes, 2013)
Lukasz Meljon .... runner (2 episodes, 2013)
Monika Pieczynska .... assistant to producer (2 episodes, 2013)
Karolina Zielonka .... location manager (2 episodes, 2013)
 

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22 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Spies of Warsaw (BBC Four) - Review, 22 January 2013
Author: Mouth Box (mail@mouthbox.co.uk) from United Kingdom

Spies of Warsaw (BBC Four) was probably meant for BBC1, but then someone at the BBC sat down and watched it.

As we know, it's not currently very fashionable for BBC executives to take an interest in BBC programmes, but on this occasion it's just as well one of them looked at it before making the mistake of showing it to a larger audience.

Adapted by the usually brilliant Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais from a novel by Alan Furst, the first episode was actually only about ninety minutes long. It felt, however, like it was on the air for about 12 weeks.

Even in the first ten minutes one could have timed the action by calendar. Sorry, did I use the word, "action"? Slip of the pen. At one point, near the end of the episode, I found myself asking the question, "Is this still on?"

It's difficult to say what happened, the plot being revealed at such a painfully leisurely pace.

The gist of it appeared to be that David Tennant – a French spy in bright red pantaloons with stripes down the side – fell very slowly in love with Janet Montgomery, the mistress of a dull, whiskered Russian exile.

Then we were very slowly introduced to a mysterious Countess, who very slowly turned out not to be a Countess, and was then very slowly strangled by some Nazis.

Oh, there was a brasserie with a bullet-hole in the mirror above table 14. I think this might have been significant in some way. Or maybe it wasn't.

There was certainly great attention to period detail, which helped to slow down the action even more. Then there was the usual confusion when it came to who should speak with which accent. The Nazis spoke in German with subtitles in English. The Polish spoke English with Polish accents. The French spoke English with 'Allo 'Allo accents. Everyone spoke very, very, slowly indeed.

Tennant was wasted as the enigmatic, complex and conflicted Mercier. He doesn't really do enigmatic and complex, does he? He does quirky and eccentric. About twenty minutes in, he had a stab at being deep and conflicted, but all we really wanted was to see him whip out his sonic screwdriver and pull one of his funny faces.

Did I mention that it was quite slow? I still have episode two of Spies of Warsaw on my TIVO. I think it's going to be there for a very, very long time.

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