BBC Radio - Afternoon Drama - A Cold Supper Behind Harrods - by David Morley

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  1. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Currently (July 2017) on the BBC Iplayer: BBC Radio 4 - Afternoon Drama, David Morley - A Cold Supper Behind Harrods

    A repeat of this 2012 BBC radio play re. the SOE - with David Jason, Stephanie Cole, Anton Lesser and Sophie Roberts.

    I missed it the first time - so glad to hear it on the Iplayer - this time around ;-)

    David Morley - A Cold Supper Behind Harrods

    "50 years after the end of the war that first brought them together, three Special Operations Executive agents meet once again to record interviews for a TV documentary investigating the murder of their colleague Patricia at the hands of the Gestapo.

    Whilst waiting to be interviewed Vera Atkins, Leo Marks and John Harrison reminisce but soon move beyond pleasantries to re-examine their conduct during the war. In doing so they gradually reveal a complicated history of lies, self-deception and guilt. In the murky world of sabotage and spying each one was compromised and the lines between right and wrong became blurred. Why did Vera and the London team apparently ignore evidence that the Gestapo had infiltrated Patricia's SOE network in France? And what does her cold exterior hide? Could the genius code maker Leo have done more to persuade his superiors to stop sending young agents to inevitable capture in France? What is the truth about John Harrison's years spent in German captivity? Did he break under interrogation? In this drama, inspired by real characters and events, it is only as the three former agents depart for London in a taxi that the disturbing truth finally emerges.

    Written by David Morley
    Directed by Philip Franks

    Producer: Richard Clemmow
    A Perfectly Normal Production for BBC Radio 4"

    Role Contributor
    John Harrison - David Jason
    Vera Atkins - Stephanie Cole
    Leo Marks - Anton Lesser
    Chloe Wolf - Sophie Roberts
    Writer David Morley
    Director Philip Franks
    Producer Richard Clemmow
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2017
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  2. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I'd listen to Anton Lesser read a shopping list.
    He's the main character in the BBC's radio adaptations of Lindsey Davis's Falco books ('detective' stories from ancient Rome).
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2017
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