Secret Army (1978): S02E02 – Russian Roulette


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.

Kessler is a sequel to the series, set in contemporary times.


Dr Keldermans brings news to La Candide that Lisa is dead. Albert becomes the new head of Lifeline. Natalie has responsibility for guiding two Russian evaders. At La Candide, Brandt meets a senior military contact, Oberst von Elmendorff, who tries to interest him in a conspiracy to eliminate Hitler. Meanwhile Albert accepts an invitation from Kessler to a garden fete, where he sees several Belgians shot by firing squad. The Russians eventually reach the UK but are handed back to the Soviet Union, where they are likely to be shot by their own government, as was common for Soviet soldiers who had been captured by the Germans.

Secret Army Series

You can find a full overview of Secret Army here.

You can find a full index of Secret Army Series 02 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Paul Annett.
  • Writer(s): John Brason.
  • Release Date: 04 October 1978.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK and Belgium.
  • Language: English.

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