Secret Army (1977): S01E16 – Be the First Kid in Your Block to Rule the World


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.


Curtis is finally uncovered and Kessler is now aware of his resistance work. Curtis hides out in Brussels and breaks contact with Lifeline for its safety. Kessler arranges a security sweep throughout Brussels and stops all movement out of the city while every house is searched. In desperation Curtis returns to the Candide to seek help, and Monique devises an audacious but successful escape plan; Curtis poses as a bus driver on a Hitler Youth daytrip, which Kessler has personally authorised. Meanwhile Andree has a fatal accident during the house search.

Secret Army Series

You can find a full overview of Secret Army here.

You can find a full index of Secret Army Series 01 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(S): Viktors Ritelis.
  • Writer(s): John Brason.
  • Release Date: 29 December 1977.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK and Belgium.
  • Language: English.

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