TV Act Of Betrayal (BBC-1 1971, Zena Walker, Mary Wimbush) Published 2 years ago on September 4, 2016 Broadcast under the Play of the Month banner, Act of Betrayal told the story of the infamous Portland Spy ring of the 1950’s and very early sixties, when five people (three men and two women, Morris and Lana Cohen, Gordon Lonsdale, Henery Houghton and Ethel Gee) living in different parts of the UK were accused of being Russian spies. They had supposedly been part of a plot designed to sell on the secrets of the first nuclear sub on to Russian sources. The tangled plot saw them using a high powered wireless to transmit details to Moscow. This, thoroughly suburban tale assumes almost La Carre proportions at times, especially in the aftermath of the affair, when having been found guilty two of the spys, Morris and Lona Cohen, were sentenced to 20 years in prison but in 1969 were exchanged for Brit spy Gerald Brooke. Meanwhile Lonsdale was revealed to be actually Russian – real name Konon Molody. There was a repeat screening on 23 March 1972. production details UK / BBC1 / 1×75 minute episode / Broadcast 3 January 1971 Writer: Hugh Whitemore / Production Design: Susan Spence / Director of Photography: John Baker / Script Editor: Rosemary Hill / Producer: Cedric Messina / Director: William Slater cast ZENA WALKER as Barbara Jackson MARY WIMBUSH as Helen Kroger ALAN MacNAUGHTON as Peter Kroger MICHAEL GWYNN as Norton GERTAN KLAUBER as Konon Molody STANLEY MEADOWS as Bob Jackson DEBORAH LAVIN as Julia Jackson NICHOLAS SMITH as Tunnicliffe GERALD SIM as Clifford KENNY ARNELL as Susan KARIN MacARTHY as Pat ANN SEARS as Thelma MARIO ZOPPELINI as Waiter JAY NEIL as Detective BRENT OLDFIELD as Boy With Gun ROLF LEFEBVRE as Narrator BBCCedric MessinaEspionageGerald SimGertan KlauderHugh WhitemoreMary WimbushPlay of the MonthTVWilliam SlaterZena Walker Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes2 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes2 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes2 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes2 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes2 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes2 hours ago The Doorbell Rang Twice airs Tues 26 Feb 2019 on ID When three masked men break into the home of two newlyweds, it ultimately tests their courage in a night of... Episodes2 hours ago Temptation Island: Head in the Sand (S1EP7 USA Network Tues 26 Feb 2019) Mixed Messages: The couples are given the opportunity to communicate with their significant others. Airdate: Tuesday 26 February 2019 at... Episodes2 hours ago Chopped: Beer and Brats (S37EP4 FoodTV Tues 26 Feb 2019) Wonton Wonder: The chefs start with an appetizer basket that includes potato chips, then the entree basket includes a savory... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.