Cambridge Spies | How Philby, Burgess, Maclean, Blunt and Cairncross were unmasked
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 08 November 2008
DURATION | 56 minutes 28 seconds
Dame Stella Rimington, formerly director general of MI5, delves into the BBC archives to explore the murky world of the Cambridge Spies and a period of espionage that was not only to rock the British establishment, but also to reverberate throughout her own professional life.
Dame Stella was the first female head of the British secret service. She was also the first to be officially named and photographed during her time in charge. Dubbed the 'Housewife Spy' by some of the tabloid press, she served as director general of the Internal Security Service from 1992 to 1996.
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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