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Churchill's Secret Agents: The New Recruits 

Secret Agent Selection: WW2 (original title)
Immersive history series focusing on one of World War II's most covert organisations, Britain's Special Operations Executive. A group of modern-day volunteers undertake the SOE agent training programme.








Series cast summary:
Douglas Henshall ...  Self - Narrator 5 episodes, 2018
Debbey Clitheroe Debbey Clitheroe ...  Contributor 5 episodes, 2018
Robert Copsey Robert Copsey ...  Contributor 5 episodes, 2018
William Beresford Davies William Beresford Davies ...  Contributor 5 episodes, 2018
Lizzie Jeffreys Lizzie Jeffreys ...  Contributor 5 episodes, 2018
Nicky Moffat Nicky Moffat ...  Conducting Staff 5 episodes, 2018
Mike Rennie Mike Rennie ...  Conducting Staff 5 episodes, 2018
Alastair Stanley Alastair Stanley ...  Contributor 5 episodes, 2018
Magdalena Thomas Magdalena Thomas ...  Contributor 5 episodes, 2018
Adrian Weale ...  Commander 5 episodes, 2018
Samy Ali Samy Ali ...  Contributor 4 episodes, 2018
Rohini Bajaj Rohini Bajaj ...  Contributor 4 episodes, 2018
Roger Barris Roger Barris ...  Contributor 3 episodes, 2018
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The filming took place at the Alvie and Dalraddy Estates (4 miles from Aviemore) in the Cairngorms and Forglen Estate, near Turriff in Aberdeenshire. See more »

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Real history by real people
22 May 2019 | by Dave-Nelson-UKSee all my reviews

I found the show by accident skipping through the channels glad I did a fascinating series giving a glimpse of the training process for former SOE recruits , the training apparently is taken from declassified manuals its authentic as it can be , to the point you can no longer beat the recrutes or non are allowed to get killed during the training ,

There are a few stand out recruits. Lizzie Jeffreys. she looks the part , reminds me of. Honeysuckle Weeks. in Foyles War. , she has the same clipped posh voice small in stature ,but she is clearly a tough cookie

and Dan apparently a property developer , other reports say he's a model and an actor , well he had come dressed for the part , he looked like an extra from salad days , as fake as they come , most had worked him out day one

You see TV you can make reality shows if you try that make people think , lets see more of this

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9 April 2018 (UK) See more »

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