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The Entwined History of Spying and Show Business

Christopher Andrew In Conversation With Julius Green

61 mins watch time

Posted December 2021

Culture, Politics

Cambridge Professor and M15’s in-house historian Christopher Andrew has written the first history of the interplay between two worlds: espionage and showbusiness. In conversation with former head of Julius Green, he explores this fascinating crossover. One relies on publicity and the other on secrecy might seem to rule out a successful symbiosis; but as both require high levels of creative thinking, improvisation, disguise and role-play, they inevitably attract some remarkably similar personalities.