The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang ... See full summary »
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1981  
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Series cast summary:
Michael Elphick ...  Private Gerhard Schulz 6 episodes, 1981
Ian Richardson ...  Major Neuheim / ... 6 episodes, 1981
Cyril Shaps ...  Solly 5 episodes, 1981
Billie Whitelaw ...  Bertha Freyer 4 episodes, 1981
Terence Suffolk Terence Suffolk ...  Willy Schumacher 4 episodes, 1981
Walter Sparrow ...  Becker 4 episodes, 1981
Alla Sharova Alla Sharova ...  Violinist 4 episodes, 1981
Clive Merrison ...  Radio Announcer / ... 3 episodes, 1981
David Swift ...  Professor Bodelschwingh 2 episodes, 1981
Ken Campbell Ken Campbell ...  Krauss 2 episodes, 1981
Hugh Walters Hugh Walters ...  Bus Conductor 2 episodes, 1981
Mark Wingett ...  Walter Schmidt 2 episodes, 1981
Trevor T. Smith Trevor T. Smith ...  Captain Ohm 2 episodes, 1981
Darlene Johnson Darlene Johnson ...  Kitty 2 episodes, 1981
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The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang of unwilling volunteers. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | War

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English

Release Date:

6 May 1981 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Salainen sotamies See more »

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(6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Philip Hinchcliffe has characterized Schulz as a German Arthur Daley. See more »

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[About the German plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes]
Major Neuheim: This could revolutionize the whole concept of war finance. It could become possible to fight a war entirely at the expense of the enemy.
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Featured in Life After Who: Philip Hinchcliffe (2012) See more »

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Outstanding !
1 October 2006 | by brelliott18See all my reviews

A fabulous cast, plot and hilarious script. Richardson is superb as an incompetent placed in a position of power. His acting is just supreme. Elphinck is cast as the intelligent one who is always thwarted by fate or Richardson. Richardson plays a Nazi Major and suggests to Hitler [ from an idea of Elphinck's ] that they flood Britain with forged five pound notes. Elphinck is instructed to produce the forgeries with concentration camp / slave labour. He is parachuted into England but finds that his contact [ Played by Richardson again ] has been turned by British Intelligence. He manages to escape back to France. He is always trying to have romantic encounters in which fate always has the last laugh. His main love is Billie Whitelaw who works in a brothel designed to extract military gossip and traitors by eavesdropping [ Salon Kitty style ].

Elphinck tries on many occasions to get his hand on the money but, finally fails but ends up with Whitelaw [ after the war is over ].

I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD - are the BBC mad ???


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