Some 30 years after the war the hunt is on for Kessler...


For thirty years Kessler has lived in Germany as Manfred Dorf. However the investigations of a Belgian journalist lead to his  pursuit by a German intelligence agent and a beautfiul Israeli girl...

KESSLER was first transmitted between 13 November and 18 December 1981 and saw Clifford Rose reprise the role of Ludwig Kessler. The series also starred Alan Dobie (War and Peace, Cribb) as Richard Bauer, Nitza Saul (Doctor Who - Warriors of the Deep, Star Cops) as Mical Rak, Alison Glennie (Blake's 7 - Power) as Ingrid Dorf, Nicholas Young (The Tomorrow People) as Franz, Guy Rolfe (Secret Army) as Yqueras, Oscar Quitak  (A Very British Coup) as Josef and Ralph Michael (Empire of the Sun) as Ruckert.

Also making guest appearances in the first episode are Secret Army regulars Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards and Juliet Hammond-Hill.

The series was written by principal Secret Army scriptwriter (and script editor) John Brason and Secret Army producer and creator Gerard Glaister.

Secret Army stalwarts Michael E. Briant and Tristan de Vere Cole shared directing duties.

Kessler is due for release on DVD and Video by DD Home Entertainment on 10 October 2005.


DVD Special Features include:

~ 'Kessler Uncovered' - a new thirty-minute documentary featuring
new interviews with Clifford Rose and Michael E. Briant ~

~ an audio commentary on Episode 6 (again with Rose and Briant) ~

~ a 32 page behind-the-scenes booklet (written by Andy Priestner) ~

~ Photo Gallery 1 - The Dorf Family Album ~

~ Photo Gallery 2 - BBC Stills ~


Text Andy Priestner  |  Photos BBC  |  Page last updated: 9 September 2005