Delving into the murky, kill or be killed world of TV scheduling, Polish TV website Wirtualnemedia suggests that the drama will not be shown in Poland until 2013 – after its UK premiere, stating:
The reason for the transmission delay is that ‘Spies’ must first be aired on British channel BBC Four. They plan their broadcast only in the vicinity of this Christmas. It is not known in which month next year TVP1 will show the series.
Originally the serial, adapted for television from the Alan Furst novel by Porridge scribes Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and filmed in Poland, was to air this month, with the DVD release still scheduled for release in October.
At the Lords of Time convention earlier this month, Tennant who plays Jean-Francois Mercier in the serial commented that he thought the show would air in January 2013.
The UK transmission date has yet to be confirmed.
(Thanks to Tennant News)