Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits (2018): S01E05

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 As the immersive history series draws to a close, eight of the original students have fallen by the wayside. The six remaining survivors undertake a 24… Read More

Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits (2018): S01E04

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 The students attend the SOE “finishing school” where they will learn the skills needed to operate undercover inside enemy territory such as lock-picking and sending coded… Read More

Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits (2018): S01E03

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 The students go to the remote Scottish Highlands where they learn the survival skills required for life in the field. They are schooled in some of… Read More

Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits (2018): S01E02

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 The students training begins as they learn how to use guns, explosives and silent killing techniques. We learn how these skills all came together and helped… Read More

Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits (2018): S01E01

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 The series opens by charting the beginnings of SOE. The students face the Student Assessment Board – an intense 4-day course to discover who has the… Read More

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… Read More

Les Femmes de L’Ombre (2008)

Introduction Female Agents (French: Les Femmes de L’Ombre) is a 2008 French historical drama film directed by Jean-Paul Salomé and starring Sophie Marceau, Julie Depardieu, Marie Gillain, Déborah François, and Moritz Bleibtreu. Written by Salomé and Laurent Vachaud, the film is about female resistance fighters in the Second World War. Jean-Paul Salomé, the director, drew… Read More

Odette (1950)

Introduction Odette is a 1950 British war film based on the true story of Special Operations Executive French agent, Odette Sansom, living in England, who was captured by the Germans in 1943, condemned to death and sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp to be executed. However, against all odds she survived the war and testified against… Read More