Sunday Spy Show, Podcast #55, 17.12.17

Join Brian Gray on the best UK spy podcast for top discussion and chat on Britain’s MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, and more.

Episode 55 of the UK’s leading intelligence podcast is here for you to listen to.

As always, US contributor Michael Brady offers his Stateside perspective of what’s going on in the US intelligence community.

And as usual, there’s seriousness, sensibility, and a wee tad of stupidity as well, all in the right proportions.



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Anyway, as far as the news stories go…listen out for the following…

  • NEWS
    • Latest MI5 declassified files – Portland and Cambridge Spy Rings
    • Cairncross widow claims files show husband not one of Cambridge Ring
    • The KGB at Oxford
    • The real ‘Reptile Fund’ ?
    • MI6 Chief that’s not in line for a blue plaque
    • Professor Michael Brady: US intel round-up
    • MI5 terror review – reaction to Anderson Report
    • Spy Theatre – George Blake and ‘Cell Mates’

I hope you enjoy the content: seriousness, sensibility and stupidity in the right proportions and places!

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FEATURED WEB LINKS…and a few other mentions in dispatches

How MI5 uncovered Russia’s unlikeliest London spy ring | Daily Mail Online

Scot who leaked secrets to Soviets during World War II ‘was not part of infamous spy ring’ – Daily Record

Dreaming spies: the inside story of the KGB at Oxford | Prospect Magazine

MI6’s secret ‘multi-million pound’ Cold War slush fund – BBC News

Bletchley Park codebreaking spy ‘too white’ for plaque  | Daily Mail Online

MI5 and police cleared of any liability over terror attacks in UK | UK news | The Guardian

Security services cannot mark their own homework | Comment | The Times & The Sunday Times

The Manchester bombing: unknown unknowns and ‘hindsight bias’

George Blake, the spy who stayed out in the cold | The Spectator

Publication of David Anderson QC’s Report on The Terrorist Attacks of March-June 2017 | MI5 – The Security Service

Michael Brady – Spy Novel Thrillers, Spy Novels, Fiction Books



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