Secret Army - Series 1 details
|Starring:||Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose, Juliet Hammond-Hill, Jan Francis, Michael Culver|
Secret Army - Series 1 - Disc 1
|12 Disc 1|
Secret Army - Series 1 - Disc 2
|12 Disc 2|
Secret Army - Series 1 - Disc 3
|12 Disc 3|
Secret Army - Series 1 - Disc 4
|12 Disc 4|
|Run time:||14 hours 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Oct 2003|
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Based on real events..By Firethorn (63 reviews) from Barnet , 11 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I always felt slightly uncomfortable that 'Allo 'Allo was so popular. It was not that I didn't see the joke, rather that I wondered whether people understood the reality of what it was based on. All the more so now we are 60 years on. This series shows the reality and very well at that. The production values are of their time. The story telling too - and that's what's so good about it. The drama is what counts here. Its well written and the tension in every episode jangles the nerves. These stories really happened - or something very like them. In saw it in the 70s and I look forward to seeing the rest of the series again soon.
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Watch itBy a customer , 06 Oct 2013I remembered this series from a kid and wanted to watch it all again and all the series. Brilliant!! LOve all the intrigue and it showed how cruel war could be. Good quality TV
Get gripped by this terrific drama serial.By a customer , 24 Feb 2012Jimmy Perry and David Croft - writers of sitcom 'Allo 'Allo - have a lot to answer for in using Secret Army as a basis for their idea. You just cannot begin watching it without remembering the ridiculous airman, the philandering Renee and the grandmother in the bedroom knocking her walking stick on the floor to get attention. It is a shame, because Secret Army is a fantastic series dealing with serious subject matter. Tightly written with plenty edge of the seat moments and some daring writing decisions for a mainstream drama, it doesn't shy away from the terrifying realities of the period and all the Nazi occupation meant to the Belgium people. Highly recommended.
Just As Gripping NowBy a customer from Sussex , 27 May 2010How good to see this marvellous series again after 30 years. Excellent writing and acting made every episode gripping from beginning to end. The more addicted one was - and I certainly was - to 'Allo! 'Allo! the more salutary it is to be reminded by this series of the grim reality of which that was a take-off. Is it particularly British to deal with the almost unthinkable by laughing at it? The unnerving closeness of the characters and situations made it seem all the more pointed.
must seeBy muski (51 reviews) from Chichester , 01 Mar 2010how can you possible describe this tv series other than amazing shows the courage that helped us win the war
Secret ArmyBy a customer from Isle of Lewis , 03 Nov 2009Looks slightly dated now but still a marvellous series. It really brings to life the bravery and dedication of those in occupied Europe during WW2 who helped aircrew get back to Britain. Every episode is real 'edge of the seat' stuff. The characterisation is superb. The Gestapo officer, Kessler, makes the hairs on the back of your neck prickle. Even now Secret Army is way better than most of the current series on TV today.