Burgess, Blunt, Philby and Maclean, still ardent communists and working for the KGB, must follow instructions and cover their political leanings. They now have to convince the powers that ... See full summary »

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Michael Parkhouse ...
First BBC Man
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Alejandra Herzberg ...
Luisa Jiminez (as Aleksandra Hertzberg)
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Lord Raveley
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Sir Michael Boal
Simon Masterton Smith ...
Sir Clive Woodham
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Matthew Bell ...
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Burgess, Blunt, Philby and Maclean, still ardent communists and working for the KGB, must follow instructions and cover their political leanings. They now have to convince the powers that be that they have outgrown their juvenile leanings towards socialism and become members of the British establishment to become moles on the inside. Philby is sent to Spain to report on the civil war, made to deny any German involvement, and Blunt gains the confidence of the British royal family.

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16 May 2003 (UK)  »

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The bombing of Guernica (26 April 1937) was carried out by two German Heinkel He 111s, one Dornier Do 17, eighteen Junkers Ju 52 Behelfsbomber, and three Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 aircraft. Each of these aircraft were single wing medium bombers. The aircraft type depicted in the film is a twin wing (biplane) , possibly a German Bücker Bü 131 "Jungmann" (Young man) which was a 1930s basic training aircraft. See more »

Quotes

Guy Burgess: I hear Hitler has views on the Jewish temperament. Views that can't be ignored.
Sir Michael Boal: That is true, and his views must be respected.
Guy Burgess: Tolerated or respected?
Sir Michael Boal: Respected.
Guy Burgess: The Jew is dangerous, corrupt and impure.
Sir Michael Boal: *That* is an opinion I respect. It's an opinion, I think, we can all respect.
Prince of Wales: Good breeding is... vital... to the health of any nation.
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Ain't Nobody's Business
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By Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins
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