Cambridge Spies | How Philby, Burgess, Maclean, Blunt and Cairncross were unmasked
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 26 May 2001
DURATION | 56 minutes 24 seconds
Simon Hoggart presents a comprehensive analysis of the lives and motivations of two of Britain's most notorious spies, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean. Their defection in 1951 would spark a hunt for a nest of traitors that would span three decades, bridge two continents and strike at the very heart of the British security services.
Author John Le Carre, who appears as a contributor in this programme, worked for both MI5 and MI6 during the 1950s and 1960s and was allegedly one of the dozens of operatives whose cover was blown by Kim Philby, another of the 'Cambridge Five'.
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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