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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.
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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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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 Archives, these men and women learn combat, surveillance and survival skills and test their abilities in training scenarios. Only the best will make it to the final episode. Real missions and personalities from wartime are also featured, connecting the training to actual objectives and operatives.

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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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