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Burgess and Maclean are becoming liabilities for Soviet intelligence, and Philby has his hands full protecting the two of them before they can be pulled out and relocated to Moscow, while ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Fywell

Writer:

Peter Moffat

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hollander ... Guy Burgess
Samuel West ... Anthony Blunt
Ronald Pickup ... Colonel Winter
Angus Wright ... Guy Liddell
Toby Stephens ... Kim Philby
Darrell D'Silva ... Henry
Anna-Louise Plowman ... Melinda Maclean
Lucy Russell ... Aileen Furse
James Fox ... Lord Halifax
Rupert Penry-Jones ... Donald Maclean
Martin McDougall ... K.
Garrick Hagon ... Klaus Fuchs
Charles Cartmell Charles Cartmell ... 1st Diplomat
Annabel Mullion ... 1st Wife
Emma Davies ... Mrs. Angleton
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Storyline

Burgess and Maclean are becoming liabilities for Soviet intelligence, and Philby has his hands full protecting the two of them before they can be pulled out and relocated to Moscow, while CIA man Angleton is becoming increasingly suspicious of Philby himself.

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Genres:

Drama | History

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Release Date:

30 May 2003 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

Klaus Fuchs claims, in this episode, that his wife had committed suicide before the start of the war as a political protest against the Nazis. In point of fact, Fuchs did not marry until 1959. His mother committed suicide, but in 1930, before the Nazis came to power. See more »

Goofs

General Walter Bedell Smith is harassing James Jesus Angleton at CIA headquarters about information that Angleton has about the Cambridge Spies. The aggressive and impatient Smith blurts out, "Come on Angleton! Where's the beef!" This phrase actually originated in a television commercial for Wendy's chain of hamburger restaurants in 1984, more than 30 years after the year in which the scene is set. See more »

Quotes

James Angleton: The British intelligence service works like a gentlemen's club: They look after each other because they wear the same tie.
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Soundtracks

Jerusalem
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Words by William Blake
Music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
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