Double Agent The Eddie Chapman Story


Ben MacIntyre brings to life his bestselling book Agent Zigzag. As part of the Timewatch seriesMacIntyre reveals the gripping true story of Britain’s most extraordinary wartime double agent, Eddie Chapman. A notorious safe breaker before the war, Chapman duped the Germans so successfully that he was awarded their highest decoration, the Iron Cross. He remains the only British citizen ever to win one. Including remarkable and newly discovered footage from an interview Chapman gave three years before his death in 1997, the programme goes on the trail of one of Britain’s most unlikely heroes – a story of adventure, love, intrigue and astonishing courage. Including interviews with Chapman himself, this documentary details his career as a petty criminal, his recruitment by the Nazi secret service and his doubling by MI5.