Mi6 - A Century In The Shadows

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01Gadgets And Green Ink *20090727

Charting the early years of MI6. Featuring an interview with MI6 chief Sir John Scarlett.

BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera looks inside Britain's Secret Intelligence Service. He talks to MI6 chief Sir John Scarlett, senior intelligence officers, agents and diplomats as well as their former arch enemies about the shadowy world of espionage.

Charting the early years of MI6, founded by Sir Mansfield Cumming - an eccentric and formidable figure known as 'C', who signed his name in green ink - the highs and lows of the two World Wars and details of some of the gadgets that any self-respecting agent could not do without.

02Heroes And Villains *20090803

BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera looks inside Britain's Secret Intelligence Service.

He talks to senior intelligence officers, agents and diplomats as well as their former arch enemies about the shadowy world of espionage.

What went on behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War? MI6 Chief John Scarlett describes his clandestine meeting with an agent and the Russian defector Oleg Gordievsky talks about his reasons for coming over to the other side.

What went on behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War?

03 LASTNew Enemies *20090810

Exploring the role of MI6 in the 21st century.

BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera looks inside Britain's Secret Intelligence Service. He talks to senior intelligence officers, agents and diplomats as well as their former arch enemies about the shadowy world of espionage.

Exploring the role of MI6 in the 21st century. The head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service talks for the first time about the interrogation of terrorist suspects and MI6's role in the run-up to the war in Iraq.