Double Agent: The Eddie Chapman Story (BBC 2)

Following on from his hugely successful BBC 2 documentary, Operation Mincemeat, based on his book of the same name, writer and presenter Ben Macintyre returns to the small screen to bring to life his other best selling book - Agent Zigzag. As part of the Timewatch series, Macintyre will reveal the gripping true story of Britain's most extraordinary wartime double agent, Eddie Chapman.

A notorious safe-breaker before the war, Chapman duped the Germans so successfully that he was awarded their highest decoration, the Iron Cross. He remains the only British citizen ever to win one. Including remarkable and newly-discovered footage from an interview Chapman gave three years before his death in 1997, Macintyre goes on the trail of one of Britain's most unlikely heroes in this true-life ripping yarn - a story of adventure, love, intrigue and astonishing courage.

Reviews

 

A dream story told with great flair  The Times

Very entertaining ... a terrific tale  The Independent

A thrilling war documentary  Metro

A rip-roaring tale, expertly and enthusiastically told  The Guardian

Fascinating  The Telegraph

Riveting  The Times

Brilliant  The Sun

Terrific  Ian Rankin, on BBC's Front Row

Credits

 

Director: Stephen Walker
Producer: Sally George

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