Cambridge Spies (2003)

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In 1934, four brilliant Cambridge men are recruited to spy for Russia. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice and a talent for lying, they take huge personal risks to ...

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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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 Jack Hewit (3 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)
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 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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In 1934, four brilliant Cambridge men are recruited to spy for Russia. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice and a talent for lying, they take huge personal risks to pass Britain's biggest secrets to Moscow. Based on true events.

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Spanish Civil War began in 1936. Prince of Wales became Edward VIII in January of that year. The prince could not have been at aristocrat's house after the war had begun. See more »

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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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Alleleuia Chorus from "Messiah" by George Frideric Handel
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Gripping
16 May 2003 | by (Milton Keynes) – See all my reviews

Only halfway through the 4-part series so far but Cambridge Spies has definitely lived up to my expectations. Much impressed by the excellent Toby Stephens, having seen how versatile he can be from: Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Sunset Heights, Great Gatsby and of course Die Another Day! I have to say what a superb actor Tom Holland is too. Putting aside historical inaccuracies (this has never claimed to be a documentary anyway) in favour of sheer entertainment value, this is proving to be a fast-moving, truly gripping drama. I'm hooked!


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