TV Act Of Betrayal (BBC-1 1971, Zena Walker, Mary Wimbush) Published 3 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 Episodes3 hours ago Victorian Sensations: Seeing and Believing Series Final Wed 5 Jun on BBC Four In the final episode of this series, psychotherapist Philippa Perry explores how the late Victorian passion for science co-existed with... Episodes3 hours ago The Looming Tower: The General (S1EP7 BBC-2 Fri 7 Jun 2019) The General: October 2000. John O’Neill (Jeff Daniels), anxious to chalk up a final ‘win’ in his FBI career, arrives... Episodes3 hours ago Summer Of Rockets Episode 3 airs Wed 5 Jun 2019 on BBC-2 Samuel (Toby Stephens) is tasked by Mr. Field (Mark Bonnar) to find out the names of the guests attending the... Episodes3 hours ago Hatton Garden Series Final airs Thurs 23 May 2019 A police surveillance team has found Collins (Alex Norton) through his white Mercedes, after it was captured on ANPR driving... Episodes3 hours ago Years And Years Episode 4 airs Tues 4 June 2019 Daniel’s (Russell Tovey) engagement to Viktor (Maxim Baldry) descends into panic, as events across Europe heat up. Rosie (Ruth Madeley)... search EPISODES Episodes3 hours ago Hatton Garden Episode 3 airs Wed 22 May 2019 Two days have passed since the gang escaped from the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Vault with millions in stolen goods,... Episodes3 hours ago Location, Location, Location: Croydon and Reading Revisit (S32EP7 Channel 4 Wed 29 May 2019) The show catches up with two couples from 2017 who were in a race against time to find homes. In... Episodes3 hours ago The Looming Tower: Boys at War (S1EP6 BBC-2 Fri 31 May 2019) Boys at War: Autumn 2000. From his latest camp in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda strategist Ayman al-Zawahiri (Nasser Faris) despatches Mohamed Atta... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago The Kindergarten Teacher | 2018 | Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her... Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.