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A CALL TO SPY arrives in cinemas and on digital HD today, and tells the harrowing yet incredible story of Churchill's Special Operations Executive. Star of the show, Linus Roache - best known for his work in the franchise - has now spoken out on filming intensely focussed scenes full of psychological pressure, and endless drama.

PUBLISHED: 13:43, Fri, Oct 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 13:43, Fri, Oct 23, 2020

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A Call To Spy tells the untold story of Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive - the SOE. The historical drama delves into the real-world history of a collection of women trained as spies during World War II. With little training, and a lot of pressure on their shoulders, these newly initiated covert operatives were relied on to help turn the tide against the Nazis.

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The story is told though the eyes of Vera Atkins (played by Stana Katic), a real-life German-Jewish Romanian who was part of the team who evacuated Poland's Enigma code breakers.

The dramatic retelling of her life story explains how she was inducted into the SOE, and indeed how she helped the British and their allies against Hitler.

Throughout A Call to Spy, Vera was aided by her intelligence officer back at HQ - Maurice Buckmaster (played by Linus Roache).

Express.co.uk recently caught up with Roache on his experience telling this incredible story, and the pressure behind playing the man who had it all figured out.

Roache began the conversation over Zoom by praising the real-life women in the SOE in the 1930s.

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A Call to Spy linus roacheA Call to Spy: Linus Roache takes on the role of Maurice Buckmaster (Image: SIGNATURE)

A Call to Spy linus roacheA Call to Spy: The star explained how he got into character (Image: SIGNATURE)

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Roache said: "We've all heard the stories about the male heroes - but we've not heard much about these women who put themselves

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