Cambridge Spies | How Philby, Burgess, Maclean, Blunt and Cairncross were unmasked
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 23 March 1981
DURATION | 11 minutes 38 seconds
This item from a longer programme investigates recent reports about corruption within the security services. George Young, a former deputy director of MI6, discusses the possibility of Driberg and one-time MI5 head Roger Hollis being spies, while American novelist Michael Straight explains how he came to be recruited by Anthony Blunt.
This report begins with newsreel footage of the late journalist and MP Tom Driberg with Guy Burgess in Red Square. It was during this trip to the USSR that Driberg was targeted by the KGB. It's alleged that he was photographed in a homosexual encounter with a view to blackmail.
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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