Agent Zigzag

By Ben Macintyre.

The previously untold story of Britain's most extraordinary double agent.

Damian Lewis reads the dramatic story of the charismatic Agent Zigzag.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

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By Ben Macintyre.

The previously untold story of Britain's most extraordinary double agent.

Damian Lewis reads the dramatic story of the charismatic Agent Zigzag.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

At the start of the war, British criminal Eddie Chapman is recruited by the German Secret Service.

He soon becomes a highly prized, and decorated, Nazi agent.

What the Germans don't know is that he is also working for MI5.

Ex-convict Eddie Chapman was Britain's most extraordinary wartime double agent.

Damian Lewis reads Ben Macintyre's story.

The story of ex-convict Eddie Chapman, Britain's most extraordinary wartime double agent.

Read by Damian Lewis.

The story of ex-convict Eddie Chapman, Britain's most extraordinary wartime double agent. Read by Damian Lewis.

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Former British con, Eddie Chapman, has been recruited as a spy by the Abwehr, the German intelligence organisation, who have given him the codename Fritz.

Agent Fritz is about to be parachuted into England for his first mission: to sabotage the De Havilland aircraft factory in Hertfordshire.

Recruited by Germany, British double agent Eddie Chapman is codenamed Fritz.

Damian Lewis reads Ben Macintyre's wartime story.

Recruited by the German enemy, British double-agent Eddie Chapman is codenamed Fritz.

Read by Damian Lewis.

Recruited by the German enemy, British double-agent Eddie Chapman is codenamed Fritz. Read by Damian Lewis.

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'Fritz' is now in England preparing for his first mission, codenamed 'Walter', to sabotage the De Havilland aircraft factory in Hertfordshire.

What the Germans don't know is that Fritz is also working as double agent 'Zigag' for MI5.

Double agent 'Fritz' prepares to sabotage a British plane factory.

Damian Lewis reads Ben Macintyre's wartime story.

Read by Damian Lewis.

Double agent 'Fritz' prepares to sabotage a British factory making war planes.

Double agent 'Fritz' prepares to sabotage a British plane factory. Read by Damian Lewis.

Double-agent Eddie Chapman - codename 'Fritz' - prepares to sabotage a British factory making war planes. Read by Damian Lewis.

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In March 1943, MI5 sent Chapman back to his German controllers in order to gather information on the workings of the Abwehr.

MI5 send double agent Eddie Chapman to infiltrate Germany's Abwehr intelligence.

Damian Lewis reads Ben Macintyre's book.

Read by Damian Lewis.

MI5 send double-agent Eddie Chapman to infiltrate Germany's Abwehr intelligence. Read by Damian Lewis.

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For the last year, Fritz has been in Oslo in the company of his girlfriend, Dagmar Lahlum, and his German spymaster, Dr Graumann.

But now Agent Zigzag is on his way back to Britain.

British wartime double agent Eddie Chapman heads home.

Damian Lewis reads Ben Macintyre's dramatic tale of the former convict.

Read by Damian Lewis.

British wartime double agent Eddie Chapman gets back home.

Damian Lewis concludes Ben Macintyre's story of the former convict.

British wartime double-agent and former convict, Eddie Chapman arrives back home.

Concluded by Damian Lewis.

British wartime double agent Eddie Chapman gets back home. Read by Damian Lewis.

British wartime double-agent and former convict, Eddie Chapman arrives back home. Concluded by Damian Lewis.