Jan 28, 2013

Upcoming Spy DVDs: Spies of Warsaw

It hasn't aired yet on BBC America (they've just announced that that will happen in two parts on April 3 and April 10), but there's already a release date for the DVD of the Alan Furst adaptation Spies of Warsaw: April 16. SRP is just $19.98, but it's available to pre-order on Amazon for far less. As previously reported, David Tennant (Doctor Who) stars in the miniseries adapted from Furst's historical spy novel by the veteran team of Dick Clement and Ian Lafrenais (Otley, Never Say Never Again). Tennant plays French agent Jean-Francois Mercier, posted to the Polish capital in the months leading up to WWII. Mercier mingles and tangles with his German, Russian, Polish and League of Nations counterparts, but even late-night incursions across the border into Germany prove easy compared to dealing with his superiors back in Paris (including Julian Glover). I enjoyed the book a lot and am really looking forward to this miniseries! It's already aired in Britain and Poland (where it was shot on location), and will soon be available on R2 DVD as well.

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