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Cambridge Spies 

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

Series cast summary:
Tom Hollander ...  Guy Burgess 4 episodes, 2003
Toby Stephens ...  Kim Philby 4 episodes, 2003
Rupert Penry-Jones ...  Donald Maclean 4 episodes, 2003
Samuel West ...  Anthony Blunt 4 episodes, 2003
Stuart Laing Stuart Laing ...  Jack Hewit 3 episodes, 2003
Darrell D'Silva ...  Henry 2 episodes, 2003
Anna-Louise Plowman ...  Melinda Maclean 2 episodes, 2003
Ronald Pickup ...  Colonel Winter 2 episodes, 2003
Marcel Iures ...  Otto 2 episodes, 2003
Angus Wright ...  Guy Liddell 2 episodes, 2003
Patrick Kennedy ...  Julian Bell 2 episodes, 2003
Colin Higgins Colin Higgins ...  Porter 2 episodes, 2003
John Light ...  James Angleton 2 episodes, 2003
Imelda Staunton ...  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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The most notorious double agents in British history.

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Drama | History

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cambridge kémei See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This production's producer Mark Shivas said of this mini-series: "Burgess, Maclean, Philby and Blunt believed that what they were doing was not betraying their country, but serving it. But how long can you hold on to youthful idealism? Peter Moffat's script is about friendship, passion and conviction - it's about how far they were prepared to go to realise their ideals, and their unshakeable faith in their beliefs."" See more »

Goofs

Anthony Blunt is given a sporran by "Queen Mary". The Queen he is seen conferring with several times is Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother. See more »

Quotes

Kim Philby: To the revolution!
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Connections

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

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Where or When
written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
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First Class TV
19 May 2003 | by glasslensSee all my reviews

High production values and a great story drive this excellent show along at just the right pace. Never rushed or drawn-out. A few oddities with the script - some things don't seem to flow right but minor. Perhaps the editor put a few bits of film in the wrong place! David Higgs' photography is a joy to watch - it would almost be worth watching without any sound! Aspiring DPs (directors of photography)should look at his lighting, framing and camera movement. Lovely use of long lenses to separate the characters from the background. Older DPs should start to worry!


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