Cambridge Spies | How Philby, Burgess, Maclean, Blunt and Cairncross were unmasked
CHANNEL | Home Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 11 June 1951
DURATION | 2 minutes 42 seconds
The stentorian tones of Stuart Hibberd inform 1950s Britain about the disappearance of two Foreign Office officials. Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean had last been seen on 26 May, some two weeks previously. Little could the British public have guessed that by this point they were holed up in a Moscow flat as guests of the Kremlin.
The public were able to obtain a more detailed account of the affair courtesy of 'The Sunday People' newspaper. Revelations from the recently defected Soviet spy Vladimir Petrov shed light on the background to Burgess and Maclean's flight and finally forced the government to publish a report on the situation.
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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