Cambridge Spies | How Philby, Burgess, Maclean, Blunt and Cairncross were unmasked
CHANNEL | Unknown
FIRST BROADCAST | 18 October 1990
DURATION | 10 minutes 37 seconds
KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky and author Christopher Andrew discuss evidence supporting the theory that former British intelligence officer John Cairncross was the supposed 'fifth man' in the Cambridge spy ring. Gordievsky claims that he personally saw references to Cairncross in KGB files prior to his defection to the West. The report also sheds light on the disappearance of Swedish war hero Raoul Wallenberg, who vanished in 1947.
After Oleg Gordievsky's defection to the UK in 1984, over 30 officials were expelled from the Soviet embassy on suspicion of being active intelligence agents. Gordievsky's book, 'KGB: The Inside Story', co-written with Christopher Andrew, was published in 1990.
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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