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In this historical drama,a British agent is set on the task of recruiting a German scientist to help British scientists develop a jet airplane in post-World-War-II London. The job triggers intrigue, in the agent's professional and personal lives. The seven-episode miniseries began airing on BBC Two in November 2016.

Acorn TV
1 Season, 7 Episodes
November 14, 2016
5.9/10
Cast: Lucy Ward, August Diehl, Jim Sturgess, Julian Bleach
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Close to the Enemy Full Episode Guide

  • With Dieter€™s wedding just around the corner, the entire hotel is involved in preparations for the event. Callum confronts Rachel to understand her true feelings for him, and Victor remains haunted by the effects of the war.

  • Callum and Rachel take advantage of Alex€™s upcoming business trip, while Victor tries to expose the criminal activities of Callum€™s team. Dieter finally opens up about his past in Germany.

  • Callum struggles to keep up with his work responsibilities and the demands of the hotel€™s newest guest, Frau Bellinghausen, while his relationship with Rachel becomes more compromising. Callum gets to know Harold, an ex-Foreign Office bureaucrat, who reveals some startling truths about the outbreak of the war.

  • Everyone must put aside their differences to search for Lotte, and Callum is forced to make a choice between his brother and following orders from his superiors. Callum€™s best friend, Alex, encourages his American wife, Rachel, to seek Callum€™s help in becoming a patron of the arts.

  • Callum employs unorthodox methods to convince Dieter to work with the British, while also juggling the demands of War Crimes officer Kathy-who believes the British government is harboring war criminals-and his troubled younger brother, Victor.

  • At the end of WWII, British intelligence officer Callum Ferguson is assigned to persuade captured German scientist Dieter Koehler to work with the British RAF to develop an urgently needed jet engine.

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