Secret Army

BBC (ended 1979)




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Welcome to the Secret Army guide at This is an old British show made by the BBC in the late 1970s. It is about the adventures of a second world war Belgian resistance organization called Lifeline, with its centre of operations at a Brussels bar called the Cafe Candide, owned by Albert Foiret. Albert is helped in his resistance work by his gorgeous waitress Natalie Chantrens and by his girlfriend Monique Duchamps. The leader of Lifeline is Lisa Colbert, and their arch-enemy is Sturmbannführer Ludwig Kessler of the SS, whose superiors in Berlin have given him the job of breaking the organization Secret Army first ran in the UK from 1977 to 1979, with a six-part sequel in 1981 called Kessler. Secret Army is still sometimes repeated around the world, though mainly in Europe, and all series are now available on DVD.