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(TV Mini-Series)

(2003)

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Melinda Maclean: [to Philby] I'm not a prostitute. I'm a lapsing Catholic. But I haven't lapsed so far.

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King George VI: [to Blunt] We are very grateful. We should like you to accept a position: Surveyor of the King's pictures. Welcome to the family.

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Drunk Girl: What's your name ducky?

Guy Burgess: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov. Don't tell a soul, I'm Stalin's man in Soho, *ducky*.

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James Angleton: Kim's new girlfriend?

Donald Maclean: No.

James Angleton: Soon will be.

Donald Maclean: Why do you say that?

James Angleton: She's a hell of a lady and he is a hell of a guy.

Donald Maclean: This is England, not an American musical.

James Angleton: She'd be a great catch!

Donald Maclean: She's my wife.

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Kim Philby: Anthony has got himself into MI5 and I've been promoted. I'm now head of Soviet counter intelligence, which means I'm the man in British intelligence in charge of making sure people like us don't become people like us.

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Anthony Blunt: Donald is...

Kim Philby: Happy.

Anthony Blunt: Happiness is so unreliable, it's the worst thing that can happen to an agent. And Guy...

Kim Philby: Deeply unpredictable.

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Anthony Blunt: Perhaps, if you Americans had the courage to joint the war, it wouldn't seem like a game.

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Jack Hewit: [hands Anthony a parcel] This was delivered this morning.

Anthony Blunt: It's from Queen Mary.

Kim Philby: What is it?

Anthony Blunt: It's a reticule, obviously.

James Angleton: What is a reticule?

Guy Burgess: It's a handbag. The Windsors have given Anthony a handbag!

[general laughter]

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Kim Philby: My God, it's the House of Windsor! You have been given the once over by the vet because the Windsors want to give you a job! Of course! Anthony Blunt, by Royal Appointment.

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King George VI: What is your relationship to us?

Anthony Blunt: Queen Mary and my mother are cousins.

King George VI: What does that make us?

Anthony Blunt: The sons of cousins, and a little bit German.

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Kim Philby: It's going to happen, at last.

Anthony Blunt: What is?

Kim Philby: Germany... is going to invade Russia. Great Britain and Russia - allies against Hitler.

Guy Burgess: Born again. Born again! We're on the side of the angels. You do know what that means? We're double patriots!

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King George VI: [to Blunt] We are very grateful. We should like you to accept a position, surveyor of the... King's pictures. Welcome to the family.

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