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Delve Special


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Russell Nicholson joined MI5 in 1953. In 1959 he joined the KGB. David Lander presents a profile of this notorious spy and interviews him at his luxury home in Bulgaria.
Studio production by STEPHEN FRY assisted by JACK KLAFF
Dramatic reconstructions by ROBERT BATHURST and TONY ROBINSON
Research by TONY SARCHET


Unknown: Russell Nicholson
Unknown: David Lander
Production By: Stephen Fry
Assisted By: Jack Klaff
Assisted By: Andrew Sachs
Assisted By: Brenda Blethyn
Assisted By: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Tony Sarchet
Editor: Paul Mayhew-Archer

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