BBC to feature Folkestone (again)

Folkestone’s importance at the heart of troop embarkations during the First World War will again be emphasised in a BBC ‘docudrama’ being broadcast on Monday 2 June.

Entitled The Spies Who Loved Folkestone, the film will be broadcast on BBC One (South East) at 7.30pm and will then be available to watch on iPlayer for a week.

The 30-minute film features interviews with Step Short Trustee, historian and author Michael George and uncovers a fascinating side of Folkestone during the 1914-18 conflict.

The BBC’s own curtain-raiser for the programme explains: “As Folkestone became a hotbed of espionage, writer Anthony Horowitz discovers the remarkable men, women and children who risked their lives operating as spooks during the First World War.”

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