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Fifth Cambridge spy revealed

Title
Fifth Cambridge spy revealed
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1990
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Duration
00:02:10
Description
Labour MP Ted Leadbitter - responsible for exposing Anthony Blunt, the fourth member of the Cambridge Five group of spies who passed information to the Soviet Union in the Second World War - calls for the exposure of the fifth member, John Cairncross, who has been confirmed by defector Oleg Gordievsky. Comments on why spies have been given protection. Male interviewer not identified. For Billboard programme.
Contributors
Ted Leadbitter
Keywords
USSR; Espionage; Anthony Blunt; Spies; Second World War (1939-1945); Cambridge Five; Billboard (radio programme); John Cairncross; Oleg Gordievsky

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