Cambridge Spies | How Philby, Burgess, Maclean, Blunt and Cairncross were unmasked
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 17 January 1980
DURATION | 29 minutes 55 seconds
Writer Andrew Boyle talks to Donald MacCormick about his book 'The Climate of Treason', which looks at the activities of the Cambridge Spies and explores the motivation of the individuals involved. He didn't set out to expose Anthony Blunt, but happened to uncover his story along the way, thus opening this controversial can of worms.
After serving as a major in the Army during World War II, Boyle joined the BBC in 1947 as a scriptwriter. He pioneered fast-paced investigative journalism when he was editor of the radio programme 'The World at One' and went on to become editor of the flagship current-affairs radio series 'PM' and 'The World This Weekend'.
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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