Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself. Written by
David Spalding <http://korova.com/film>
Did You Know?
One of the advantages of filming in Dundee was the likelihood of snow, to help give the impression of the Moscow streets. In fact, although almost the whole of Britain was thickly covered in the stuff, with the M6 in the Lake District almost impassable, Dundee escaped, so the BBC had to buy in tons of salt instead. See more
When Coral, in Burgess' flat, says 'The theatre's in a dreadful state', her lips are out of sync. See more
Outside Shakespeare, the word "treason" to me means nothing - only you pissed in our soup, and we drank it.
[At end of opening credits] "Although some incidents are imaginary... this is a true story. It happened to Coral Browne in 1958." See more