Radio Newsreel - Tom Driberg

This interview with Driberg was recorded in 1963, shortly after Burgess' death from a heart attack in a Moscow hospital at the age of 52. Almost an apologist for Burgess, Driberg views his espionage as an activity that could be interpreted as a kind of patriotism.

Tom Driberg was a Labour MP whose association with Burgess dated back to the latter's days as a BBC producer on parliamentary programme The Week in Westminster. Driberg had also written a biography of Burgess called Guy Burgess - A Portrait with Background, published in 1956.

↗ Originally broadcast 1 September 1963.

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