The story of William John Vassall (John Normington), a British Admiralty clerk, who was blackmailed into supplying security information to the Soviets. Capt. Bennett: John Nettleton. Mikhailski: Christopher Benjamin. Gregory: Kevin Stoney. Louis Joxe: Paul Bacon. Narrator: Alexander John.
A dramatization of the events leading to the "Venlo Incident," in which two British intelligence officers were captured in the Dutch town of Venlo prior to World War II. Major Stevens: Edgar Wreford. Moya Stevens: Dilys Price. Inman: Keith James. Capt. Payne Best: Geoffrey Bayldon. Col. Dansey: Ivor Roberts.
A dramatization of the defection of former KGB assassin Bogdan Stashinsky (Clive Merrison) and his German wife Inge (Sorcha Cusack) to West Berlin in 1961. Alexandrovich: David Burke. Sarkisov: Christian Rodska. Aksentyevich: Andre Van Gyseghem. Alexander John is the narrator of the series.
The story of World War II intelligence agent Betty Thorpe, code-named "Cynthia," who stole secrets from the Vichy French government for the Allies. Cynthia: Holly Palance. Brousse: Philip Madoc. Haye: Vernon Dobtcheff. Stephenson: Robert Macleod. Howard: Jonathan Cecil. Narrator: Alexander John.
The story of Richard Sorge (Richard Johnson) who ran the Tokyo Spy Ring for the Soviets, 1934-41. Ambassador Ott: Peter Jeffrey. Max Clausen: Constantin De Goguel. Branko Vukelic: Roger Sloman. Hotsumi Ozaki: Ric Young. Yotoku Miyagi: Rex Wei. Narrator: Alexander John.
The story of Nazi double-agent Wolf Schmidt (Paul Gregory) who infiltrated Britain under the alias "Tate" during World War II. Officer: Gavin Campbell. Corporal: Paul Toothill. First Man: Alan Downer. Sentry: Chuck Julian. Commandant: Gary Raymond.
Cast & Details
Premiered: April 22, 2006
Premise: A six-part miniseries dramatizing true espionage stories.