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Cambridge spies. Disc 1

Published 2003
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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.

Publisher, Date:
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2003.
1 of 2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; full screen presentation ; Dolby Digital stereo.
English dialogue ; Optional English subtitles ; Closed-captioned.
Toby Stevens, Tom Hollander, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samuel West.
Director of photography, David Higgs ; art director, Emer O'Sullivan ; film editor, Chris Gill ; music, John Lunn.
Mini-series originally produced for television broadcast in 2003.
Disc 1: Part 1 (ca. 59 min.) ; Part 2 (ca. 58 min.) ; Part 3 (ca. 58 min.) ; Special feature: Optional audio feature commentary on episode one by writer Peter Moffat, director Tim Fywell and producer Mark Shivas
Disc 2: Part 4 (ca. 60 min.) ; Special features: Optional audio commentary track on episode four by writer Peter Moffat, director Tim Fywell and producer Mark Shivas ; "Spy Web: The Cambridge Spies" (originally produced in 1999, ca. 45 min., produced by Nugus/Martin Productions, Ltd. for The History Channel ; narrated by Stan Watt, producer/director, Jonathan Martin) ; Historical scrapbook: The Queen's Gallery (ca. 5 min.) (Anthony Blunt gives a tour of the Queen's art gallery, before he was discovered to be a spy, originally broadcast July 22, 1965), Anthony Blunt: A spy case package (ca. 9 min.) (Blunt reads a testimony regarding his espionage career in this interview, originally broadcast on Nov. 20, 1979), Donald MacLean obituary (ca. 4 min.) (broadcast on the BBC news, Mar. 11, 1983), Philby Appears on Soviet TV (ca. 3 min.) (Kim Philby's last appearance on TV before his death, originally broadcast Nov. 18, 1987), Newsnight: Kim Philby's death (ca. 9 min.) (Kim Philby's obituary, broadcast on BBC news, May 11, 1988) ; Photo gallery ; Trailers.
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