Cambridge Spies | How Philby, Burgess, Maclean, Blunt and Cairncross were unmasked
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 28 April 1970
DURATION | 3 minutes 47 seconds
In this short interview from 'PM', Donald Maclean talks about his new book, 'British Foreign Policy Since Suez'. Speaking from Moscow, Maclean explains why he wrote the volume, while interviewer Jim Biddulph pushes unsuccessfully to persuade him to talk about his involvement in the notorious Cambridge spy ring.
Maclean fled to the USSR in 1951, along with fellow spy Guy Burgess. He went by the alias of Comrade Madzoevsky and worked initially as a translator, enjoying a comfortable life in Moscow with access to luxuries not available to the ordinary Soviet citizen.
Two of our diplomats are missing!
British journalist returns from meeting Burgess and Maclean in Moscow.
A meeting with a spy.
The MP Tom Driberg remembers his friendship with Guy Burgess.
Donald Maclean writes a book on British foreign policy.
Andrew Boyle, the Cambridge Spies and 'The Climate of Treason'.
'A case of political conscience against loyalty to country.'
Margaret Thatcher exposes Anthony Blunt's treachery in Parliament.
Reflections on an era of betrayal.
More allegations surface of double agents within MI5.
Another Cambridge spy speaks out.
A portrait of an unlikely spy.
A KGB agent names the Cambridge spy ring's 'fifth man'.
The 'fifth man' from the Cambridge spy ring is named.
The network the KGB dubbed the 'Magnificent Five'.
A former head of MI5 investigates the Cambridge Spies.
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