Philby, Burgess & Maclean

United Kingdom, 1987

Film
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During the 1950’s the world was shocked by the defection to the Soviet Union of Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, highly placed officials in the diplomatic service. Years later with the web slowly closing around him, Kim Philby defected also. Although in line for the Number Two job in the British Secret Service, he was also a full colonel in the KGB, whom he had secretly served throughout his career. This excellent dramatisation recreates the factual evidence which stunned a nation

Credits

director

Gordon Flemyng

producer

Jeremy Wallington

production company

Granada International Productions

Language

English

Duration

01:20:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39184

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Spy films

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Burgess, Guy, 1911-1963

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Spies

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Philby, Kim, 1912-1988

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

History → Burgess, Guy, 1911-1963

History → Philby, Kim, 1912-1988

People → Burgess, Guy, 1911-1963

People → Maclean, Donald, 1913-1983

People → Philby, Kim, 1912-1988

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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