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Series 1

Secret War

  • The Banker, the Norwegians and the Bomb

    Feats of WWII derring do. Sir Charles Hambro oversaw two operations that helped stop the Nazis from developing nuclear capability.

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  • The Scholar and the Fight for Greece

    Monty Woodhouse wrote his name in history by helping to destroy the Gorgopotamos Bridge in 1942, disrupting German supplies in occupied Greece.

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  • The Dutch Disaster

    Operation North Pole was a mission mounted by the Germans that delivered false information to British security services. In all, 47 Allied agents were captured.

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  • The SAS Italian Job

    Acts of courage from World War II. Top SAS man Roy Farran and SOE agent Michael Lees led a bold attack on a German HQ in Italy with a group of misfit partisans.

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  • The French Triple Agent

    Unshrouding the mystery of WWII espionage. Operation Cockade was meant to unsettle the Nazis, but triple agent Henri Dericourt threw a spanner in the works.

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  • Christine Granville: Polish Spy

    Polish-born SOE agent Christine Granville gathered vital information with the French Resistance and had an incredible confrontation with the Gestapo.

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  • Agent Garbo

    Spanish agent Juan Pujol worked for the Brits in WWII while sending duff information to the Germans - including false details of the Normandy landings. Hear his story.

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  • The Aristocrat and the Balkan Communists

    Fitzroy MacLean was handpicked by Winston Churchill to parachute into Yugoslavia and unite with Tito's Partisans against the Germans.

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  • The Special Interrogation Group

    An enlightening look at WWII spies. The SIG were German-speaking Jewish volunteers from Palestine who posed as Germans to gain vital intelligence.

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  • Hardy Amies and Operation Ratweek

    Lifting the lid on the lesser-known WWII operations. Ratweek was an operation of 'assassinations without trial' in Belgium by the UK's special ops.

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  • The Mafia Connection

    A rare glimpse into the perilous world of wartime espionage. The Americans struck a deal with the Mafia to glean data from the Germans on the Atlantic coast.

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  • Double Agent Tricycle

    Fascinating spy accounts from WWII. Real-life James Bond and ladies' man Dusan Popov worked as a daring double agent, bankrolled by both the Germans and MI6.

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  • The Spymistress and the French Fiasco

    Intelligence officer Vera Atkins, said to be the influence for Miss Moneypenny, traced the fate of 118 missing SOE agents after the end of WWII.

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