[BBC] CLOSE TO THE ENEMY ( Starring Jim Sturgess & Freddie Highmore )
BBC Twos Close to the Enemy is set in war-damaged London, following a set of characters whose lives were changed forever by the second World War.
1) Its from Stephen Poliakoff
The acclaimed writer behind Perfect Strangers and Shooting the Past has written and directed this seven-part historical drama.
2) Its set just after World War II
The story follows a British intelligence office Cpt. Callum Ferguson, who captures German scientist in Dieter Koehler in the wake of World War II. Koehler has to help the British RAF develop the jet engine as the threat of the Cold War looms.
The drama largely takes place in a hotel in London, still bomb-damaged from the war.
3) The cast is fantastic
In the lead role is Jim Sturgess, best known for his roles in One Day and Cloud Atlas.
Its brilliant because it is so delicate, he explains. It is very different from American TV scripts which are full of twists and turns and shocks and cliff-hangers. There is none of that in Stephens writing. His work is so enthralling. You want to continue down the corridor with him and have a peek.
Also starring is Charlie and the Chocolate Factorys Freddie Highmore as Callums younger brother, traumatised by the war, as well as Charlotte Riley, Alfred Molina, Game of Thrones Alfie Allen,Robert Glenister and Angela Bassett.
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