The true story of a group of Cambridge University Students who are recruited to spy for the Soviet Union in the early 1930s.
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Cast

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 Guy Burgess (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Kim Philby (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Donald Maclean (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Anthony Blunt (4 episodes, 2003)
Stuart Laing ...
 Jack Hewit (3 episodes, 2003)
Darrell D'Silva ...
 Henry (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Melinda Maclean (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Colonel Winter (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Otto (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Guy Liddell (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Julian Bell (2 episodes, 2003)
Colin Higgins ...
 Porter (2 episodes, 2003)
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 James Angleton (2 episodes, 2003)
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 The Queen (2 episodes, 2003)
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The true story of a group of Cambridge University Students who are recruited to spy for the Soviet Union in the early 1930s.

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Trivia

The number of episodes in this BBC spy television mini-series totals to four. See more »

Goofs

There is a scene with a steam train leaving a station during World War 2 with the blue double-oval "First" sign (for First Class) on the window and the red triangle "No Smoking" sign also on a window. Both these signs were not introduced until the railways were nationalized in 1948 and became British Railways. See more »

Quotes

Guy Burgess: White picket fences! God bless America! White picket fences and apple pie! Shirley Temple! The Ku Klux Klan! Hiroshima! Nagasaki! The CIA! White socks, Bobby socks! Rednecks! God bless America! String up those niggers! Fry them communists! God bless America, land of the free!
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Connections

Version of Philby, Burgess and Maclean (1977) See more »

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Alleleuia Chorus from "Messiah" by George Frideric Handel
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Very entertaining
18 May 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Cambridge Spies is glamorous, intelligent and exciting - a winning formula! The acting is brilliant and the editing very stylish. The plot is slightly hard to catch at times, but it doesn't matter as the locations are stunning and performances touching. Great TV!


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