Czas Honoru TV Series Overview (2008-2014)


Introduction

Czas honoru is a Polish World War II television drama series.

Also known as Time of Honour or Days of Honour (English titles).

Outline

Set in German-occupied Poland 1939-1944 (Series 01-04) and in post-war Poland 1945-1946 (Series 05 and 06), the series tells a story of Union of Armed Struggle/Armia Krajowa/Armed Forces Delegation for Poland soldiers commonly referred to as cichociemni. The script was inspired by the stories of Polish soldiers who during World War II underwent training in the UK in order to return to German-occupied Poland and partake in the underground struggle for independence. The series also touches upon the challenges faced by the German military intelligence organisation Abwehr, the intelligence agency of the SS Sicherheitsdienst des Reichsführers-SS (SD), the Nazi secret police commonly known as the Gestapo and the infiltration of the Union of Armed Struggle/Armia Krajowa by the Abwehr and the SD. The series also briefly covers the activities of the Soviet Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) and the NKVD.

Until 2013 six series of 13 episodes each were made. Series 01-03 take place in the spring, summer and autumn of 1941. Series IV covers the period from April to June 1944. The action takes place mainly in Warsaw, including the Warsaw Ghetto, however some parts of the series are set in other areas of the General Government, as well as England, Italy and the Third Reich. Series 05 tells the story of the final period of World War II and shortly after its end, from April to June 1945, and is set in the newly instated People’s Republic of Poland, Czechoslovakia and the American zone of the Allied-occupied West Germany. The action of series 01 to 06 unfolds in the chronological order. Series 07, however, takes it back to 1944 and shows the events of the Warsaw Uprising, the 70th anniversary of which were celebrated in 2014.

Cast

  • Jan Wieczorkowski as Władek Konarski.
  • Antoni Pawlicki as Janek Markiewicz.
  • Maciej Zakościelny as Bronek Wojciechowski.
  • Jakub Wesołowski as Michał Konarski.
  • Krystian Wieczorek as Martin Halbe (series 1 to 3).
  • Piotr Adamczyk as Lars Rainer (from series 2).
  • Katarzyna Gniewkowska as Maria Konarska.
  • Jan Englert as Czesław Konarski (series 1).
  • Robert Gonera as Aleksey Dykov (series 4).
  • Maja Ostaszewska (series 1) and Magdalena Różczka (from series 2) as Wanda Ryszkowska.
  • Agnieszka Więdłocha as Lena Sajkowska.
  • Piotr Żurawski as Romek Sajkowski.
  • Krzysztof Globisz as Leon Sajkowski (series 1 to 3).
  • Anna Romantowska as Sabina Sajkowska (series 1 to 3).
  • Ewa Wencel as Helena.
  • Karolina Gorczyca as Wiktoria “Ruda” Rudnicka.

Czas Honoru Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Michal Kwiecinski … (13 episodes, 2008).
    • Michal Rosa … (13 episodes, 2008).
    • Wojciech Wójcik … (12 episodes, 2008).
  • Producer(s):
    • Bozena Bogdziewicz … assistant producer: promotion (13 episodes, 2008).
    • Michal Kwiecinski … producer (unknown episodes).
  • Writer(s):
    • Karolina Aleksa … (executive story editor) (13 episodes, 2011).
    • Jerzy Matysiak … (writer) (13 episodes, 2008).
    • Jaroslaw Sokól … (writer) (13 episodes, 2008).
  • Music:
    • Bartosz Chajdecki … (41 episodes, 2008-2011).
  • Cinematography:
    • Piotr Wojtowicz … (unknown episodes).
  • Editor(s):
    • Dorota Wolnicka-Szczesniak … (78 episodes, 2008-2013).
    • Michal Czarnecki … (25 episodes, 2009-2012).
  • Production:
    • Akson Studio.
    • Telewizja Polska (as Telewizja Polska-Agencja Filmowa).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Telewizja Polska – II Program (2008) (Poland) (all media).
  • Release Date:
    • Series 01: 07 September 2008 to 30 November 2008.
    • Series 02: 13 September 2009 to 06 December 2009.
    • Series 03: 19 September 2010 to 12 December 2010.
    • Series 04: 04 September 2011 to 27 November 2011.
    • Series 05: 02 September 2012 to 25 November 2012.
    • Series 06: 01 September 2013 to 24 November 2013.
    • Series 07: 07 September 2014 to 23 November 2014.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes.
  • Country: Poland.
  • Language: Polish and English (subtitles).

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