We are almost in the shadow of Christmas and TV companies often take the opportunity to get rid of something that seemed a good idea once but when it was made they had second thoughts so they put it out pre-Christmas and try for a bit of publicity. Operation Mincemeat has that feel to it on BBC2. So stick it into a nine slot of a Sunday against major opposition and see what happens. Probably left over from the World War II stuff, Operation Mincemeat worked at the background to the British plot devised by Bond author Ian Fleming, to draw German attention away from the invasion of Sicily by planting a body in the sea with a briefcase of bogus secrets chained to the corpse, indicating that Greece was the invasion location.