A group of modern-day Brits take on the mantle of Churchill’s spies in a new reality show Secret Agent Selection: WW2
In the darkest days of World War Two, when invasion by the Nazis looked inevitable, Winston Churchill created a covert organisation to operate behind enemy lines in a bid to ‘set fire to mainland Europe’.
The Special Operations Executive (SOE) drew recruits from all walks of society, including women and homosexuals, to fight a secret and deadly war against Hitler’s forces.
But will a group of modern-day Brits have what it takes to follow in their footsteps?
In this week’s first episode, 14 members of the public with particular skills face the first stage of a gruelling examination that will push them to their mental and physical limits.