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Churchill's Secret Agents: The New Recruits 

Secret Agent Selection: WW2 (original title)
Immersive history series focusing on one of World War II's most covert organisations, Britain's Special Operations Executive. A group of modern-day volunteers undertake the SOE agent training programme.
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Series cast summary:
Douglas Henshall ...  Self - Narrator 5 episodes, 2018
Debbey Clitheroe Debbey Clitheroe ...  Contributor 5 episodes, 2018
Robert Copsey Robert Copsey ...  Contributor 5 episodes, 2018
William Beresford Davies William Beresford Davies ...  Contributor 5 episodes, 2018
Lizzie Jeffreys Lizzie Jeffreys ...  Contributor 5 episodes, 2018
Nicky Moffat Nicky Moffat ...  Conducting Staff 5 episodes, 2018
Mike Rennie Mike Rennie ...  Conducting Staff 5 episodes, 2018
Alastair Stanley Alastair Stanley ...  Contributor 5 episodes, 2018
Magdalena Thomas Magdalena Thomas ...  Contributor 5 episodes, 2018
Adrian Weale ...  Commander 5 episodes, 2018
Samy Ali Samy Ali ...  Contributor 4 episodes, 2018
Rohini Bajaj Rohini Bajaj ...  Contributor 4 episodes, 2018
Roger Barris Roger Barris ...  Contributor 3 episodes, 2018
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Fourteen modern day recruits see if they could have become unofficial spies and secret agents in occupied 1940s Europe. Following real training exercises from the British Archives, these men and women learn combat, surveillance and survival skills and test their abilities in training scenarios. Only the best will make it to the final episode. Real missions and personalities from wartime are also featured, connecting the training to actual objectives and operatives.

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The filming took place at the Alvie and Dalraddy Estates (4 miles from Aviemore) in the Cairngorms and Forglen Estate, near Turriff in Aberdeenshire. See more »

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Very good programme and gives an insight into the SOE training
22 January 2019 | by kate-436-232042See all my reviews

As a SOE living historian and a British Army veteran I found this series to be interesting and very informative. Frome the rat bomb to the unarmed combat it was following the SOE training manual. It is shame they couldn't have used the actual SOE Finishing School for the Finishing School and the Final Scheme but since that is now the National Motor Museum I suppose it would have caused too much disruption. I feel that it was left incomplete without the Parachute School


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9 April 2018 (UK) See more »

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