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on 25 May 2009
Having seen this series as a child ,ive
throughout my life wanted to know how it ended up.
finally after 39 years i can do it,its been a 'manhunt'
of a journey to get to this point,but you really feel like youve
done the trip with Nina,Jimmy and Vincent!(3 main characters)

This series is excellent having watched the 1st 13 Episodes
and been totally gripped (then having to wait a furthur 2 years!)-,the 2nd half is even better .The series is about a downed RAF pilot jimmy and two french resistance workers Nina and Vincent trying to escape back to England.

There is a gripping tension that runs through it all the way!,you never
know what twists and turns it will take-{A very similer quality to the film 'Where Eagles Dare' in this respect, also starring Peter Barkworth}- also the complex relationships between them all keep changing,through trust to suspicion and back again
Its interesting that ive read so many accounts on how it ended but it still
managed to keep me guessing and surprise me.!

Whats notable is that this is one of the few programmes ive seen
that deals with the French Resistance(not seen many on that subject), showing they were made up of communists,patriots etc often at war with each other.On another level its also about how a beautiful woman Nina, (cyd Hayman) destroys every man she deals with, even Jimmy has succumbed
at the end .

i saw some negative comments written on the 1st series and im sorry
i cant agree, the acting is great, obviously Peter Barkworth, but cyd hayman and Alfred Lynch are memorable for me too.Yes ,It is a product of its time but i hope people will overlook that and give it a chance, they will be rewarded,it deserves a new audience.

Im genuinely sad ive reached the end ,its one of the best things ive seen
in a long time, a hauntingly moving ,and powerfull drama.Lets get some reviews in and create a little shrine for this iconic series.Three cheers
for Jimmy, Nina, and Vincent.!!

p.s a couple of minor negatives {A}.pity we have to buy series 1 again to see series 2
{B}felt the 'complete series' could have had more of Beethovens 5th sym at interludes between episodes like the DD HOME ENTERTAINMENT series 1 .{just adds to the drama}

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