Secret Army is a television drama made by the BBC and the Belgian national broadcaster BRT (now VRT) created by Gerard Glaister.
The series tells the story of a fictional Belgian resistance movement in German-occupied Belgium during the Second World War dedicated to returning Allied airmen, usually having been shot down by the Luftwaffe, to Great Britain.
It was made in the UK and Belgium and three series were broadcast on BBC1 between 7 September 1977 and 15 December 1979.
Flight Lieutenant Peter Romsey is an RAF navigator, involved with developing the Oboe navigation system; London urgently requires his safe return. Romsey is accompanied by Natalie down the line with other serviceman, but is parted from them and catches the wrong train. He is lost in rural France, and Lifeline tries to track him down. Romsey finds the house of Hugh Neville and his wife Dorothy; Neville is an expatriate English author with a pessimistic attitude to the war. He is a friend of the local police inspector, who organises a search of the novelist’s home. Romsey is hidden in a motorcycle sidecar by Victor, who is the Neville’s handyman and the local Lifeline contact, but they are betrayed. Victor is killed and Romsey captured.
Secret Army Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(S): Paul Annett.
- Writer(s): N.J. Crisp.
- Release Date: 19 October 1977.
- Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 12.
- Country: UK and Belgium.
- Language: English.