Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits Reality TV Series Overview (2018)


Introduction

In this history-steeped reality series, 14 contestants undergo the same rigorous selection process as Britain’s top-secret World War II spies.

Also known as Secret Agent Selection: WW2.

Outline

Fourteen modern day recruits see if they could have become unofficial spies and secret agents in occupied 1940s Europe. Following real training exercises from the British Archives, these men and women learn combat, surveillance and survival skills and test their abilities in training scenarios. Only the best will make it to the final episode. Real missions and personalities from wartime are also featured, connecting the training to actual objectives and operatives.

Cast

  • Nicky Moffat (conducting staff).
  • Mike Rennie (conducting staff).

Trivia

  • The filming took place at the Alvie and Dalraddy Estates (4 miles from Aviemore) in the Cairngorms and Forglen Estate, near Turriff in Aberdeenshire.

Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s):
    • Douglas Henshall.
  • Director(s):
    • Garfield Carrott … (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Jules Endersby … (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Emma Frank … (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Laura Linton … (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Charlie Slade … (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Mark Carter … (1 episode, 2018).
    • Joe Myerscough … (1 episode, 2018).
    • Zinia Scroggs … (1 episode, 2018).
  • Producer(s):
    • Robin Daly … history producer (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Michael Fraser … series producer (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Nick Gilbert … archive producer (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Dan Gold … executive producer (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Cate Hall … executive producer (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Raphaele Kranjcevic … assistant producer (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Francesca Maudslay … edit executive producer (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Deborah St John Gray … line producer (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Lucy Welch … producer (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Simon Young … commissioning editor: for BBC (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Joe Myerscough … producer (2 episodes, 2018).
    • Zinia Scroggs … producer (2 episodes, 2018).
    • Victoria Bell … edit producer (1 episode, 2018).
    • Garfield Carrott … producer (1 episode, 2018).
    • Mark Carter … producer (1 episode, 2018).
    • Christian Watt … edit producer (1 episode, 2018).
  • Writer(s):
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
    • Anthony Dalton … (5 episodes, 2018).
  • Editor(s):
    • John McNamee … (5 episodes, 2018).
    • Matthew Dodd-Noble … (1 episode, 2018).
    • Doug Howarth … (1 episode, 2018).
    • James Ralph … (1 episode, 2018).
    • Owen Thomas … (1 episode, 2018).
    • Matt White … (1 episode, 2018).
  • Production:
    • Wall to Wall Media.
    • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (for) (as BBC).
  • Distributor:
    • BBC Two (2018) (UK) (TV).
    • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (2018) (UK) (all media).
    • Netflix (2018) (Singapore) (video).
  • Release Date: 09 April 2018 to 08 May 2018.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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