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The Orchid Grower

Sunday 11 September 2005 20:00-21:30 (Radio 3)

In 1964, KGB officer Yuri Nosenko defected to the USA in what should have been a major coup for the CIA. Sebastian Baczkiewicz tells the incredible story of Nosenko's four years of torture and imprisonment without trial as civil war raged within the CIA over his bona fides. A co-production with CBC, Canada, and based on an idea by journalist and Cold War expert Tom Mangold.

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Playlist:

Phil Kovacs (old) ...... Kenneth Welsh
Phil Kovacs (young) ...... John Cleland
James Angleton ...... Michael Murphy
Yuri Nosenko ...... Leo Vernik
Fran Kovacs ...... Emma Campbell
Andy Dawson ...... Greg Ellwand
Stan Forbes ...... Rod Wilson
Frank Holmes ...... John Robinson
Stacey ...... Tara Samuels
Richard Helms ...... Chuck Shamata
Dr Delamore ...... Michael Caruana
Cal ...... Patrick McManus
Bruce Solie ...... Barry Flatman
Durand ...... Jonathan Higgins
CIA Doctor ...... Gerry Mendicino

Directed by Toby Swift




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