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Cambridge spies. Episode 5 / [written] by Peter Moffat ; producer, Mark Shivas ; director, Tim Fywell ; a BBC production in association with Perpetual Motion Pictures.

Publication:
London, England : BBC Worldwide, [2003]
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (49 minutes)
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Other Title:
Cambridge spies. Episode five
Academic Video Online.
Subjects:
Philby, Kim, 1912-1988.
Burgess, Guy, 1911-1963.
Maclean, Donald, 1913-1983.
Blunt, Anthony, 1907-1983.
Espionage, Soviet -- Great Britain.
Secret service -- Great Britain.
Spies -- Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Television mini-series.
Spy television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Historical television programs.
Thrillers (Television programs)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
digital
video file
Summary:
This is the story of Blunt, Burgess, Philby and Maclean, the most notorious double agents in British history. In 1934 at Cambridge University, they establish a spy ring fuelled by youthful idealism, passionately committed to social justice and to fighting fascism. The four become embroiled in obtaining and passing on vital information, betraying their country to fight the evils of fascism. Enigma secrets and atomic details are given to Russian contacts as the careers of the four take them from Guernica to Vienna, New York and Washington - and a final, desperate flight to Moscow. During almost 20 years of counter-intelligence, despite their personal journeys, the four are bound by their beliefs and their secrets. This is a thriller spy story that begins with a profound closeness based on a passion for a cause, and then moves on to shared sacrifices, stress, strain, and eventually breakdown and betrayal.
Participant:
Tom Hollander, Samuel West, Rupert Penry-Jones, Toby Stephens.
Credits:
Executive producers: Gareth Neame, Laura Mackie, Sally Woodward Gentle.
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed March 15, 2021).
Contributor:
Fywell, Tim, director.
Shivas, Mark, producer.
BBC Worldwide Ltd., film distributor.
British Broadcasting Corporation, production company.
Perpetual Motion Pictures (London, England), production company.
Alexander Street Press.
OCLC:
1245589982
Publisher Number:
ASP5112916/marc
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.