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A CALL TO SPY

A must-see WWII drama acknowledging a trio of extraordinary women

Certificate: TBC Director: Lydia Dean Pilcher Cast: Sarah Megan Thomas, Radhika Atpe, Stana Katic, Linus Roache Released: 23 October 2020

Super-charged by a compelling screenplay from Sarah Megan Thomas, who also headlines as pioneering secret agent Virginia Hall, A Call To Spy is a riveting, well-paced historical thriller about the lives of three remarkable women – an American expat with a wooden leg, an Indian Muslim and a Romanian Jewish émigré. As shown in Lydia Dean Pilcher’s film, their individual and collective contributions to the Allied war effort via the French Resistance were groundbreaking and extraordinarily brave.

In the early days of World War II, Winston Churchill ordered the Special Operations Executive (SOE) to begin training civilian women as spies. They were put through the same rigorous selection processes as men and sent across the Channel to build a spying network with the help of the French. Hall, an American national, posed as a reporter for The New

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