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Archive on 4 - George Blake - The Confession


Former Panorama reporter Tom Bower introduces the documentary he made in the late 1980s about double agent George Blake. For 18 years, Blake served as a trusted and senior MI6 officer. But secretly, in 1952, he became a double agent, betraying MI6 operations and personnel to the KGB. Over the course of nine years, at a critical period of the Cold War, he destroyed most of MI6's activities in Eastern Europe. 'I don't know what I handed over', he admitted, 'because it was so much'.

Broadcasts

  • 2009-08-01 20:00:00 - 2009-08-01 21:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,
  • 2009-08-03 15:00:00 - 2009-08-03 15:45:00 on Radio 4 FM,