Secret Army

Season 1 Episode 16

Be the First Kid on Your Block to Rule the World

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Dec 21, 1977 on BBC
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Be the First Kid on Your Block to Rule the World
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When Kessler positively identifies Curtis as a British agent, he closes off every exit from Brussels and orders all houses to be searched. The only way Curtis can escape is with some help from ... the Hitler Jugend.

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  • The final episode of the first series ties up some story lines.

    9.0
    Unless you're aware that this show based its episodes on true events, you'd find it hard to believe the plot of this one. A British agent flees Brussels by driving a bus full of Hitler Jugend? It's so unlikely that it might have its origin in some real facts.



    With this episode the writers tie up some story lines, though not always successfully. The messy Andrée-Albert situation is solved by a fatal accident, conveniently timed. The disappearance of Curtis was necessary after the events of previous episodes. I found it unrealistic that he was still walking around Brussels after having been suspected once by the Germans.



    Rather puzzling is the sudden appearance of Reinecke, a character never mentioned before. And where is Brandt? When Reinecke talks about 'his' infiltrator, it becomes clear that these lines were probably meant for Brandt. Was the Michael Culver unavailable for the final episode?



    The most shocking moments in the episode showed the cruelty of war. The propaganda mindlessly repeated by the Hitler Jugend reminds us of the power of brainwashing. The interrogation of Van Maasen is painful to watch, as you see a man signing his death warrant, desperately trying to save his family.moreless
Robert MacLeod

Robert MacLeod

Belgian Doctor

Guest Star

Michael Wynne

Michael Wynne

Reinecke

Guest Star

Adam Richens

Adam Richens

Jean-Jacques Hatt

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Robin Langford

Robin Langford

Rennert

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Eileen Page

Eileen Page

Andrée Foiret

Recurring Role

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