Has it become harder to keep state secrets?
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Author and former MI6 man Freddie Forsyth talks spying

Author and former MI6 man Freddie Forsyth on spies keeping secrets in modern times, with technological changes and the arrival of computers with their potential security flaws.

He told Andrew Neil on This Week: "I am old fashioned obviously, I don't think there are many old codgers who don't believe things were better in their day."

And he reckoned 80% of espionage, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism was down to people "just starting at a screen, and tapping, and tapping and tapping."

  • 04 Nov 2016
Go to next video: 'Now we’re back to the future, but it's changed'