Cambridge Spies | How Philby, Burgess, Maclean, Blunt and Cairncross were unmasked
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 05 October 1984
DURATION | 27 minutes
An old Etonian with poor eyesight and a brilliant intellect, Guy Burgess was recruited to the communist cause while a student at Cambridge. Friends, relatives and colleagues describe the man they knew and speculate on the reasons behind his decision to betray his country.
The photograph shows Guy Burgess sunbathing whilst on holiday in Sochi by the Black Sea in 1956. He was joined by his mother Eve on a rare visit from England.
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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