...while TV seeks spy wannabes

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY LEE HARPIN

BORED OF the day job? Fancy tak­ing part in a re­al­ity show with a dif­fer­ence? Here is your chance to be a spy — at least for a few weeks.

A TV pro­duc­tion team is mak­ing a BBC2 show recre­at­ing the heroic ef­forts of Sec­ond World War se­cret agents — and is search­ing for Jewish re­cruits.

The se­ries will tell the story of the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Ex­ec­u­tive by res­ur­rect­ing the gru­elling train­ing pro­gramme adopted by or­di­nary men and women who were plucked from or­di­nary lives in the 1940s.

Pro­duc­tion com­pany Wall To Wall said it wanted the show to “re­flect the dis­place­ment of peo­ple and fam­i­lies dur­ing the war and the hero­ism of Jewish op­er­a­tives who were de­ter­mined to do all they could to fight the Nazis and re­claim Europe. “

Suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants, who must be over 18, will join a “fin­ish­ing school” to learn code-break­ing and sab­o­tage skills for mis­sions that will test both men­tal and phys­i­cal strength.

Pro­duc­ers hope the show will give a unique and ac­cu­rate in­sight into the lives led by the un­der­cover agents. To ap­ply email sec­re­ta­gent@wall­towall. co.uk or call 020 7241 9348.

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