Kessler (1981): S01E01


Kessler is a television series produced by the BBC in 1981, starring Clifford Rose in the title role.

The six-part serial is a sequel to the Second World War drama series Secret Army, set in contemporary times.


Decades after World War II, investigative journalist Hugo Van Eyck makes a documentary exposing the powerful industrialist Manfred Dorf as being Standartenführer Ludwig Kessler living under an alias.

Kessler Series

You can find a full index and overview of Kessler here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 13 November 1981.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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