In the years after World War II, the tables have turned: ambitious, cruel Gestapo-officer Ludwig Kessler, the most implacable hunter of every opponent to the Third Reich, can no longer deny...
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As the authorities move a little closer, eavesdropping from a van outside his London hotel, the ex-Nazis decide to move Dorff. Mical Rak recovers from her interrogation and is encouraged by Bauer to ...
The prisoners in Colditz Castle make many attempts to escape captivity from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk in 1940 until the liberation of the castle by the ... See full summary »
Brian Ash is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. Ash's job is to ... See full summary »
After the Japanese invasion of Singapore in February 1942, a group of British, Dutch and Australian women are held in a Japanese internment camp on a Japanese-occupied island between Singapore and Australia.
In the years after World War II, the tables have turned: ambitious, cruel Gestapo-officer Ludwig Kessler, the most implacable hunter of every opponent to the Third Reich, can no longer deny its rule is militarily annihilated by the Allies. He must now flee himself as he is a war criminal accused of the torture and execution of numerous victims. He manages to get away with a fortune and starts a new life as a businessman, still hoping for another rise of the master race to power, in which his part should be even more prominent, from a (neo-)fascist colony in Paraguay. Meanwhile, Albert Foiret and some of his former Lifeline colleagues play a part in the hunt for the former master-hunter.Written by
The serial depicts Martin Bormann and Dr. Josef Mengele as still being alive in 1981. At the time, many people believed that they were. However, it was later proven that they were both dead by then. Bormann committed suicide on May 2, 1945 on a bridge near Lehrter station in Berlin. The body was discovered in 1965 but it was not conclusively identified as Bormann's until 1998, though there was a provisional determination to that effect in 1973. Mengele drowned after suffering a stroke while swimming off the Brazilian coast on February 7, 1979 and was buried under a false name. His remains were disinterred and positively identified by forensic examination in 1985. See more »
The opening titles start by displaying the letters SS which change to the name Kessler. See more »
I remember watching this when it was first shown on the BBC. It takes the story on, post-war, of what becomes of Gestapo chief Kessler. Hopefully UK Drama will show this - as they are now showing Secret Army.
All the superlatives about Secret Army apply equally to this. It may be a cliche, but drama like this makes the BBC license fee worthwhile!
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