They’ve been over here for 70 years, but the ‘opaque’ presence of our US allies worries many critics
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Ex-spy is no Edward Snowden: Stasi superagent reveals 'greed for money' was reason for selling US secrets to Soviet Union during Cold War
Tuesday 21 January 2014
James Hall had been forgotten after serving 25 years in prison – until the very different case of the NSA whistleblower brought the intelligence community back into the headlines
Alexandra Bastedo: Co-star of the late-1960s science fiction espionage series 'The Champions' who went on to run an animal sanctuary
Tuesday 14 January 2014
Alexandra Bastedo was an actress who came to fame as the secret agent Sharron Macready in the television series The Champions, directed by Cyril Frankel, which ran for 30 episodes during the late 1960s. For the last 30 years she had run an animal sanctuary.
Friday 27 December 2013
For 10 years shipments of uranium have been quietly changing hands
Friday 27 December 2013
Mohamad Chatah died in a car bomb that killed five others
Saturday 21 December 2013
China has said it is 'firmly opposed' to Japanese five-year defence plan
Friday 20 December 2013
Addressed to the South’s presidential office, the threat was made after effigies of Kim Jong-un were burnt in Seoul
Closure at last in Cold War mystery? Russian experts test human remains after 39-year hunt for Hull trawlermen
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Reason for FV Gaul's demise remains subject of speculation although official 2004 inquiry ruled out conspiracy theories
An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo, By richard Davenport-Hines - Paperbacks of the Year review
Sunday 08 December 2013
Davenport-Hines relishes the class split in this wonderful and exacting social history of the Fifties and Sixties. Things were being revealed, that hadn’t been revealed before, about a certain class of people: the aristocracy and the politicians who emerged from it, such as Harold Macmillan.
Thursday 05 December 2013
Britain’s survival rates for nine of the ten most common forms of cancer lag behind the European averages, a major study has shown.
Thursday 28 November 2013
Saturday 23 November 2013
Hal Needham: Film director who started out performing stunts and went on to make 'Smokey and the Bandit' and 'Cannonball Run'
Friday 22 November 2013
After thousands of film and television stunts in which he developed innovative techniques and technology, Hal Needham became Hollywood's highest-paid stuntman, commanding $25,000 a time. He also directed his own screenplay for the comedy-action film Smokey and the Bandit. It was one the highest-grossing films of 1977, beginning a franchise that saw two cinematic sequels and number of television movies.
Monday 18 November 2013
BBC Four, Saturday 16 November, 9pm
Friday 08 November 2013
Thursday 07 November 2013
History has shown life isn't kind to US intelligence insiders gone rogue
Apple has been hit by complaints about the 1.1GB download
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Bomber jacket worn by Mary Berry sells out within an hour
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
- 2 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 3 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 4 Scottish independence: Andy Murray backs Yes campaign in eleventh hour decision
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now