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Cambridge Spies (BBC-2 2003, Toby Stephens, Tom Hallander)

Cambridge Spies

Cambridge Spies told the story of Britain’s most infamous double agents, Philby, Burgess, Blunt and Maclean. Starting in the 1930s when they were recruited during their Cambridge university days by the soviets and following them as they wormed their way into the British establishment.

Cambridge Spies is supremely well made and cast. Story wise it sticks to all the known facts about the infamous trio and adds a few extra in for good measure.

production details
UK / BBC Two / 4×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 9-30 May 2003

Writer: Peter Moffatt / Executive Producers: Gareth Neame, Laura Mackie, Sally Woodward Gentle / Producer: Mark Shivas / Director: Tim Fywell

cast
Toby Stephens as Kim Philby
Tom Hollander as Guy Burgess
Samuel West as Anthony Blunt
Rupert Penry-Jones as Donald Maclean
Stuart Laing as Jack Hewit