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Author: Mark ShivasPeter MoffatTim FywellToby StephensTom HollanderAll authors
Publisher: [London, England, UK?] : BBC Video : Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on the true story of four brilliant young men at Cambridge University who are recruited to spy for Russia in 1934. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice, a talent for lying and a hatred for fascism, the four take huge personal risks to pass Britain's biggest secrets to Moscow. Across almost 20 years of spying and treachery, the four are bound by their beliefs, the secrets they know about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Historical films
Television mini-series
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Kim Philby; Guy Burgess; Anthony Blunt; Donald Maclean; Anthony Blunt; Guy Burgess; Donald Maclean; Kim Philby
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Shivas; Peter Moffat; Tim Fywell; Toby Stephens; Tom Hollander; Rupert Penry-Jones; Samuel West; British Broadcasting Corporation.; BBC Video (Firm); History Channel (Great Britain); Perpetual Motion Pictures (London, England); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790783665 9780790783666
OCLC Number: 53795028
Language Note: English dialogue; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Notes: Mini-series originally produced for television broadcast in 2003.
Credits: Director of photography, David Higgs ; art director, Emer O'Sullivan ; film editor, Chris Gill ; music, John Lunn.
Cast: Toby Stevens (i.e., Stephens), Tom Hollander, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samuel West.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; 16:9 enhanced ; Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: Disc one: Episode 1 (60 min.) --
Episode 2 (60 min.) --
Episode 3 (60 min.); Commentary with Peter Moffat, Mark Shivas, and Tim Fywell [optional audio feature, Episode 1]. Disc two: Episode 4 (60 min.); Special Features: Commentary with Peter Moffat, Mark Shivas, and Tim Fywell [optional audio feature, Episode 4]; Photo gallery [slide show] (2 min.); Spyweb: The Cambridge spies [featurette] (45 min.); Cambridge spies: A historical scrapbook featurettes] (30 min.); Trailers (4 min.).
Responsibility: a BBC production in association with Perpetual Motions Pictures Ltd. ; executive producers, Gareth Neame, Laura Mackie, Sally Woodward Gentle ; producer, Mark Shivas ; written by Peter Moffat ; director, Tim Fywell.

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Based on the true story of four brilliant young men at Cambridge University who are recruited to spy for Russia in 1934. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice, a talent for lying and a hatred for fascism, the four take huge personal risks to pass Britain's biggest secrets to Moscow. Across almost 20 years of spying and treachery, the four are bound by their beliefs, the secrets they know about one another, and the knowledge that they stand or fall together.

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