Princess Spy

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History, War Documentary hosted by Michael Praed and published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC Timewatch series in 2006 - English narration

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In 1943 a young woman calling herself Nora Baker left British soil for a moonlit field in Northern France from where she would be taken to Nazi occupied Paris. For the duration of her mission behind enemy lines, she would be operating in secret and mostly alone. From this point on, her true identity would be revealed to no-one.

Her role was seen as the most dangerous in SOE. Wireless operators were not expected to survive more than six weeks in the field. The link they provided between the French underground and London was so vital to defeating the Nazis, that they were being constantly tracked by the Sicherheitsdienst or SD, the intelligence branch of the SS. Unbeknown to London, the network that Noor joined, the Prosper network, had already been infiltrated by the SD. One-by-one, its agents were tracked down and arrested. In a matter of weeks Noor became London’s most vital link with Paris. Although the SD were aware of the wireless operator Madeleine, time and again she frustrated their efforts to capture her.

When she refused to agree to London’s request to return to England, her capture became inevitable, and on October 13th 1943 her time finally ran out. Returning to her flat in Paris, she found the SD waiting for her.

Noor’s role was so secret, even her family knew nothing about it. Her story has spent many years shrouded in mystery and buried from public eye. She has, in effect, been forgotten by history where others were celebrated. Along with Noor's nephew David, Timewatch, goes on a remarkable journey. With unique access to family material, testimonies of those who held her captive, talking to some of her fellow SOE agents, Timewatch pieces together the story of her remarkable secret life and traces her very last steps.

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  • Video Codec: Xvid
  • Video Bitrate: 1931Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Video Resolution: 704x384
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio BitRate: 192Kbps CBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 49 min
  • Number Of Parts: 1
  • Part Size: 744 MB
  • Source: PDTV
  • Encoded by: gavin63

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 19 (~2560Kbps)
  • Video Resolution: 1280x720
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AAC-LC
  • Audio Bitrate: Q=0.45 VBR 48KHz (~128Kbps)
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 49 mins
  • Number of Parts: 1
  • Part Size: 961 MB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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