The Orchid Grower

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In 1964, KGB officer Yuri Nosenko defected to the USA in what should have been a major coup for the CIA.

Sebastian Baczkiewicz tells the incredible story of Nosenko's four years of torture and imprisonment without trial as civil war raged within the CIA over his bona fides.

A co-production with CBC, Canada, and based on an idea by journalist and Cold War expert Tom Mangold.

Phil Kovacs (old)....Kenneth Welsh

Phil Kovacs (young)....John Cleland

James Angleton....Michael Murphy

Yuri Nosenko....Leo Vernik

Fran Kovacs....Emma Campbell

Andy Dawson....Greg Ellwand

Stan Forbes....Rod Wilson

Frank Holmes....John Robinson

Stacey....Tara Samuels

Richard Helms....Chuck Shamata

Dr Delamore....Michael Caruana

Cal....Patrick McManus

Bruce Solie....Barry Flatman

Durand....Jonathan Higgins

CIA Doctor....Gerry Mendicino

Directed by Toby Swift