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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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Series cast summary:
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 ...  Fullers Waitress 2 episodes, 2016
Robert Cawsey 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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10 November 2016 (UK) See more »

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Close to the Enemy See more »

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Liverpool, England, UK See more »

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The character of Dieter Koehler appears to be based on that of Hans Multhopp, a German aeronautical engineer/designer, who was brought to the U.K. by T-Force in 1945. See more »

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Wonderful drama
22 December 2016 | by asennett-78545See all my reviews

I expect this will annoy some people and if so all well and good. Reading the negative reviews of Poliakoff's recent BBC drama I was apt to think that the reviewers were likely to be from a particular demographic: white, middle aged and ( this is a long shot) Brexit voters. It seems to me that they have completely misunderstood the whole point of this brilliant drama. It is indeed stylistically quirky, stilted in its language and takes a long time to get to its real points. However, it is a wonderful journey and well worth the seven hours it takes to get there. Far from being poorly acted, as several people state, it is quite brilliantly acted and huge talents like Lindsay Duncan and Alfred Molina are far from wasted. Moreover there are new talents being revealed here. I think that the reason several reviewers hate it so much is that it is a cultured and deliberately nuanced piece of drama that demands the audience pay attention and read between the lines. For it is not really about the 1940s at all! It is about now. It is about the racism and bigotry of the time in which we live. The intolerance of difference and tendency to avoid thinking in our society. The moral dilemmas of the central characters are not simply those of the 1940s where murderers got away with things because the British, Americans and Russians wanted to use their knowledge to create weapons of mass destruction. Those weapons are not only still with us but pose a threat that may be even greater than in the Cold War era. It is about power in age age when bigotry, racism and fear are ever present. The efforts of some to create a Europe and international community of cooperation are placed in jeopardy by the ignorance of those who don't want to think, don't wish to explore the past for what it can teach us and who simply want the crap of the vast majority of media output we are presented with on TV, film and the Internet. If you can't see that you have totally misunderstood the point of Poliakoff's work.


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