You may have first learned of Spies of Warsaw from the sizzle reel that ran at the BBC America booth at Comic-Con, or you may have seen the trailer that was greeted with roars of delight at the Doctor Who Season 7 Episode One screening in New York last summer.
We are happy to see that BBC America has set air dates on Wednesday, April 3rd and 10th in the Dramaville slot at 9ET/8CT. (Canadian broadcast information is not yet known.)
Spies of Warsaw is adapted from the novel by Alan Furst, who draws his spy heroes from the peripheral nations caught up in the treacherous years before and during World War II. David Tennant stars as Jean-Francois Mercier, a French military attaché stationed in Warsaw. Decorated in World War I by Poland as well as France, Mercier holds the unpopular view that another war is imminent. Between night missions to the German border, Mercier meets and falls in love with Anna (Janet Montgomery) a French-Polish lawyer for the League of Nations. Supporting cast includes: Burn Gorman (Torchwood) as Mercier’s jealous colleague, Linda Bassett (Queenie in Lark Rise to Candleford), Julian Glover (Wish Me Luck), Anton Lesser (The Hour), and Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers) as a refugee violinist with unexpected skills.