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Nancy Wake Season 1

2 Episodes Drama, War

The remarkable true story of wartime legend the 'White Mouse'.

Adapted from Russell Braddon’s book by Roger Simpson (Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms, Hallifax f.p), Nancy Wake tells the true story of Australia’s greatest war heroine - the woman the Gestapo dubbed the ‘White Mouse’. Featuring award winners Noni Hazlehurst, (City Homicide) and John Waters (Offspring), this miniseries event begins in 1939 when Nancy meets wealthy businessman, Henri Fiocca, while she is working on assignment as a journalist in Marseilles. With Europe on the brink of war, they fall desperately in love and are married as Hitler begins his relentless march oh Holland and Belgium. As France is occupied, Nancy works with the Resistance to establish an escape route for Allied airmen. But her activities are uncovered by the Gestapo and she is forced to flee the country leaving her beloved Henri behind to cover her tracks. Back in England and unaware of what has become of her husband, Nancy trains with Special Operations and is parachuted back into France to work with the partisans Though this lone Australian woman takes a while to earn their respect, the partisans soon recognize Nancy for the fearless warrior she is and include her in their operations. As the tide of the war finally turns against the Germans, all Nancy wants to discover is what has happened to Henri. Also featuring Patrick Ryecart, Shane Briant, Alan Andres, Luciano Martucci, Frank Gallacher, Pamela Rabe, Sean Myers, Chris Hallam, John McTernan, William Upjohn, Kevin Miles, Tiriel Mora and Vincent Gil, Nancy Wake is a gripping miniseries presentation, revealing the dangerous escapades and achievements of a well-respected and recognised wartime hero.

Cast

Noni Hazlehurst (Nancy Wake) , John Waters (Henri Fiocca) , Shane Briant (Gestapo Major)

Director

Pino Amenta

Episodes

Part 1

1h 34m

Nancy meets businessman Henri Fiocca while working as a journalist in Merseilles in 1939.

Part 2

1h 35m

While on the brink of war, Nancy starts to fall in love, and Hitler begins his march on Holland and Belgium.