Secret Army (1977–1979)
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The Execution 

Reinhardt is moved to a Canadian POW camp, and finds Kessler pretending to be a captured army officer. Reinhardt admits that he had given himself up to Albert in Brussels. Kessler betrays ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Cheveley

Writer:

John Brason

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Hepton ... Albert Foiret
Angela Richards Angela Richards ... Monique Duchamps
Clifford Rose ... Sturmbannführer Ludwig Kessler
Juliet Hammond Juliet Hammond ... Natalie Chantrens (as Juliet Hammond-Hill)
Terrence Hardiman ... Major Hans Dietrich Reinhardt
Hazel McBride Hazel McBride ... Madeleine Duclos
Ron Pember Ron Pember ... Alain Muny
Valentine Dyall ... Dr. Pascal Keldermans
Peter Arne ... Colonel von Schalk
Stephan Chase ... Captain Stephen Durnford
Shane Rimmer ... Canadian Commandant
Ian Barritt Ian Barritt ... Kaptain von Wolzogen
David Quilter David Quilter ... Prosecuting Officer
Douglas Sheldon ... Defending Officer
John Ratzenberger ... Staff Sergeant Dexter
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Storyline

Reinhardt is moved to a Canadian POW camp, and finds Kessler pretending to be a captured army officer. Reinhardt admits that he had given himself up to Albert in Brussels. Kessler betrays Reinhardt and presses for a court-martial. Although the senior German officer Oberst von Schalk knows Kessler's true identity and has contempt for Gestapo officers, he is concerned to preserve the reputation of the Wehrmacht. Although Hitler is now dead, Kessler insists on the court-martial being concluded. Reinhardt is shot by guns borrowed from the Canadians. Meanwhile, the final victory over Germany is declared. Madeleine bribes a Canadian officer to release Kessler (under his assumed name) and uses forged papers supplied semi-willingly by Monique for them to escape to a new life. The Lifeline members are awarded British military honours for their wartime work, and share out the money Albert has saved during the war. Despite his new financial security, Albert is romantically defeated. Monique ... Written by GusF

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1979 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place from May 2 to May 8, 1945. See more »

Goofs

Stephen tells Monique that their wedding is scheduled for May 7, 1945. At the end of the ceremony, the congregation hears the church bells and the celebrations on the street, signifying the end of the war in Europe. VE Day was May 8, 1945. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kessler: Episode #1.6 (1981) See more »

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