The first trailer for Stephen Poliakoff’s new BBC Two drama Close to the Enemy has been released.
Written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, the six-part series is mainly set in a bomb-damaged London hotel in the aftermath of the Second World War.
Jim Sturgess (One Day) leads the cast, alongside Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders), Phoebe Fox (The Woman in Black 2), August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds), Robert Glenister (Hustle), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall), Lindsay Duncan (Birdman) and Alfred Molina (Love Is Strange).
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The official synopsis reads: “Close to the Enemy follows intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson (Sturgess), whose last task for the Army is to ensure that a captured German scientist, Dieter (Diehl), starts working for the British RAF on urgently developing the jet engine. With the background of the emerging Cold War, it is clear to all that it’s crucial for British national security that cutting-edge technology is made available to the armed forces as quickly as possible. Callum uses unorthodox methods in his attempt to convince Dieter to work with the British and eventually a friendship develops between the two men, but soon tensions arise as all is not as it seems.”
Close to the Enemy is expected to begin next month on BBC Two.
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