Legacy (TV Movie 2013) - Plot Summary Poster

(2013 TV Movie)


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  • An MI6 agent tries to make contact with an old friend who now works at the Russian embassy tells him that his father was a Russian spy and he suspects his father may have been involved in 'Operation Legacy' a network of secret caches hidden by the KGB in strategic locations in western countries.

  • In 1974 in a Britain beset by industrial unrest young Charles Thoroughgood, a trainee spy or MI6 is ordered by his boss Hookey to recruit his old university friend,Viktor Koslov, a Russian embassy official, taking advantage of the fact that the married Viktor is seeing Mayfair call-girl Eva Pyke. Charles engineers a meeting with Viktor but is shocked to learn that his own father, a recently-deceased army officer spied for the Russians and that Viktor is similarly trying to recruit him. Charles uses the invitation to discover precisely what his father told the KGB but feels disloyal when he exposes Viktor's affair to the Russians and, although he helps thwart a Russian attack on power stations - helped by colleague Anna March - and allows Viktor to escape he nonetheless feels disillusioned with the world of espionage.

  • Set in the 1970s London during the height of the Cold War when a young spy discovers the disturbing truth about his father's complex past.



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