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Close to the Enemy 

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A British intelligence officer has to ensure that a captured German scientist helps the British develop jet aircraft.
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Lucy Ward Lucy Ward ...  Lotte Koehler 7 episodes, 2016
August Diehl ...  Dieter Koehler 7 episodes, 2016
Jim Sturgess ...  Callum Ferguson 7 episodes, 2016
Julian Bleach ...  Geoffrey Salter 7 episodes, 2016
Robert Glenister ...  Brigadier Wainwright 7 episodes, 2016
Alfie Allen ...  Ringwood 7 episodes, 2016
Charity Wakefield ...  Julia 7 episodes, 2016
Phoebe Fox ...  Kathy Griffiths 7 episodes, 2016
Alfred Molina ...  Harold Lindsay-Jones 7 episodes, 2016
Angela Bassett ...  Eva 7 episodes, 2016
Sebastian Armesto ...  Alex Lombard 7 episodes, 2016
Charlotte Riley ...  Rachel Lombard 7 episodes, 2016
Ciara Charteris ...  Lucy Lindsay - Jones 7 episodes, 2016
Freddie Highmore ...  Victor Ferguson 7 episodes, 2016
Sai Bennett ...  Anna White / ... 6 episodes, 2016
Lindsay Duncan ...  Frau Bellinghausen 6 episodes, 2016
Alexander Mounsey Alexander Mounsey ...  Military Guard 6 episodes, 2016
Carly Bawden Carly Bawden ...  Ruth 5 episodes, 2016
Andrew Price Andrew Price ...  Maitre D' / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Emma Fielding ...  Miss Clarkson 5 episodes, 2016
Vinette Robinson ...  Rita 5 episodes, 2016
Peter Prentice Peter Prentice ...  Hotel Manager 4 episodes, 2016
Jacqueline Tong ...  Mrs. Tooley 4 episodes, 2016
James Bradshaw ...  Mr. Emmanuel 3 episodes, 2016
Duncan Wisbey Duncan Wisbey ...  Leonard 3 episodes, 2016
Antje Traue ...  Mentz / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Lucas Caruso Lucas Caruso ...  Richie the Drumer / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Sophie Bleasdale Sophie Bleasdale ...  Fullers Waitress 2 episodes, 2016
Robert Cawsey ...  Pete 2 episodes, 2016
Kirsty Hoiles Kirsty Hoiles ...  Bergit's Minder / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Aleksandar Jovanovic ...  Horst Kleinow 2 episodes, 2016
Lee Long Lee Long ...  Victor's Minder / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Karol Steele Karol Steele ...  Refugee 2 episodes, 2016
Hannah Taylor Gordon ...  Nurse Cullan / ... 2 episodes, 2016
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A British intelligence officer has to ensure that a captured German scientist helps the British develop jet aircraft.

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The biggest error of this series is the assertion that Britain needed German jet engine designers after WWII; in fact, by the end of the war, British companies such as Rolls Royce had surpassed the performance of the notoriously unreliable German jet engines. On inspecting the German jet engines in 1945, after the fall of Germany, Rolls Royce engineers were very unimpressed with the state of their jet engine development. See more »

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Too many open story lines....
9 July 2020 | by gizwiz1See all my reviews

I like period pieces and around post-WWII there are not many which is what drew me to to this. It's possible to follow the main thread of the story which plods along but the creators subtly manufactured a vast number of potentially juicy story lines that could branch off to explore deeper side-stories twisting and eventually wrapping around to a fascinating main arc conclusion. Unfortunately the construct was not developed in a way that would flow in to multiple series which could have lead to those explorations. That gets a bit frustrating as many of those stories that could be of interest are never explored leaving you hanging. Some of the more intriguing stories end abruptly or fizzle away in to the ether with disappointment and a completely unsatisfactory story explanation or no explanation what so ever. I suspect the writers were discovering that some of the side-stores were becoming more interesting than the main story arc and that was becoming dangerous. The cast is mostly believable but in some cases a bit thin. The stand-out was Freddie Highmore who had no place in this piece. Every moment he was on screen was disjointed, unbelievable and disappointingly distracted from that episode. I'm sure there are a dozen other actors who could have done the role better...... why is he here?

If you are a period/history/WWII/post-WWII buff looking for something to watch, you could over a couple of needy days but I would not carve out any time your schedule to make room for it. If you passed on it entirely, you would not have missed any little thing at all.


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10 November 2016 (UK) See more »

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Liverpool, England, UK See more »

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