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Director  Tim Fywell
Final episode date  May 30, 2003
Number of episodes  4
Country  UK
7.7/10 IMDb

Genre  Historical drama
First episode date  May 9, 2003
Number of seasons  1
Language  English
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Release date  9 May 2003 – 30 May 2003
Networks  British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, BBC Two
Cast  Tom Hollander (Guy Burgess), Toby Stephens (Kim Philb), Rupert Penry-Jones (Donald Maclean)
Similar movies  The Company (2007), The Lost Prince (Since 2003), Burn Up (Since 2008), The Virgin Queen (Since 2005), Edward & Mrs Simpson (1978)

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Cambridge Spies is a four-part BBC television drama, broadcast on BBC2 in May 2003, concerning the lives of the best-known quartet of the Cambridge Five Soviet spies, from 1934 to the 1951 defection of Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean to the Soviet Union. The series was written by Peter Moffat and directed by Tim Fywell. The complete series was released on DVD on 2 June 2003. Viewing figures for the series averaged at 2 million per episode.


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  • Tom Hollander as Guy Burgess
  • Toby Stephens as Kim Philby
  • Samuel West as Anthony Blunt
  • Rupert Penry-Jones as Donald Maclean
  • Supporting cast

  • Lisa Dillon as Litzi Friedman
  • Patrick Kennedy as Julian Bell
  • Julian Firth as Prince of Wales
  • Anthony Andrews as King George VI
  • Angus Wright as Guy Liddell
  • Alastair Galbraith as John Cairncross
  • John Light as James Angleton
  • Other characters

  • Ronald Pickup as Colonel Winter
  • Anna-Louise Plowman as Melinda Maclean
  • David Savile as Father May
  • James Fox as Lord Halifax
  • Garrick Hagon as Klaus Fuchs
  • Simon Woods as Charlie Givens
  • Nancy Carroll as Frances Doble
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Edward Hand
  • Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth
  • Marcel Iureș as Arnold Deutsch
  • References

    Cambridge Spies Wikipedia
    Cambridge Spies IMDbCambridge Spies TV.comCambridge Spies

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