Tense, pas­sion­ate and sexy spy drama

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV -

Doc­tor Who star David Ten­nant (pic­tured) will play a French spy in a new two-part World War Ii-era drama by Likely Lads writ­ers Dick Clement and Ian La Fre­nais. The ac­tor will ap­pear with Mer­lin star Janet Mont­gomery in the BBC Four show The Spies of War­saw based on the best-sell­ing novel by Alan Furst. Ten­nant’s char­ac­ter is drawn into the murky world of es­pi­onage in the story which is set in Poland, Paris, London and Ber­lin in the years lead­ing up to the out­break of war. BBC Four’s Richard Klein de­scribes it as ‘‘a tense, pas­sion­ate and sexy love story set against the in­creas­ingly stri­dent clang of com­ing war’’. ‘‘ Spies of War­saw is an en­ter­tain­ing, thrilling and in­sight­ful drama with a very dif­fer­ent take on the Sec­ond World War, seen through the eyes of char­ac­ters who know from the start that they and their fel­low coun­try­men will face the brunt of the hor­rors to come,’’ Klein says. Clement and La Fre­nais have writ­ten some of the most pop­u­lar Bri­tish tele­vi­sion shows of the last 40 years, in­clud­ing The Likely Lads, Por­ridge and Auf Wieder­se­hen, Pet. Film­ing starts in Poland next month.

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