Secret Army (1979): S03E08 – Just Light the Blue Touch-Paper


Introduction

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.

Outline

A permanent V2 site is discovered on the Belgian/Dutch border, and Bradley plans a raid with the resistance and the army of concealed airmen. Bradley introduces himself to Kessler (posing as a German colleague) and dines with him at the Candide to gain valuable information. Meanwhile Reinhardt is making progress towards cracking Lifeline, and Natalie is suspected. Albert’s lawyer contacts Reinhardt for information about the circumstances of his wife’s death. The Germans are preparing to evacuate and the atmosphere is becoming openly more hostile towards the remnants of the occupying forces.

Secret Army Series

You can find a full overview of Secret Army here.

You can find a full index of Secret Army Series 03 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Michael E. Briant.
  • Writer(s): John Brason.
  • Release Date: 10 November 1979.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK and Belgium.
  • Language: English.

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