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Mon 4 May 2009 23:30 BBC Radio 4

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 27 January 2009

Writer and historian Christopher Lee tells the story of the popular 1950s radio and television naturalist Maxwell Knight, who led a secret existence as an MI5 spy runner. He discovers what it was about this quietly spoken and gentle man that made him such a successful spymaster and inspired Ian Fleming to use him as a model for the character of M in his James Bond novels.


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