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The Resource Cambridge spies, a BBC production in association with Perpetual Motions Pictures Ltd. ; executive producers, Gareth Neame, Laura Mackie, Sally Woodward Gentle ; producer, Mark Shivas ; written by Peter Moffat ; director, Tim Fywell, (videorecording DVD)

Cambridge spies, a BBC production in association with Perpetual Motions Pictures Ltd. ; executive producers, Gareth Neame, Laura Mackie, Sally Woodward Gentle ; producer, Mark Shivas ; written by Peter Moffat ; director, Tim Fywell, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Cambridge spies
Title
Cambridge spies
Statement of responsibility
a BBC production in association with Perpetual Motions Pictures Ltd. ; executive producers, Gareth Neame, Laura Mackie, Sally Woodward Gentle ; producer, Mark Shivas ; written by Peter Moffat ; director, Tim Fywell
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Based on the true story of four brilliant young men at Cambridge University who are recruited to spy for Russia in 1934. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice, a talent for lying and a hatred for fascism, the four take huge personal risks to pass Britain's biggest secrets to Moscow. Across almost 20 years of spying and treachery, the four are bound by their beliefs, the secrets they know about one another, and the knowledge that they stand or fall together
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, David Higgs ; art director, Emer O'Sullivan ; film editor, Chris Gill ; music, John Lunn
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English dialogue ; Optional English subtitles ; Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1992.8.S67
LC item number
C36 2003
PerformerNote
Toby Stevens, Tom Hollander, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samuel West
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1967-
  • 1970-
  • 1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shivas, Mark
  • Moffat, Peter
  • Fywell, Tim
  • Stevens, Toby
  • Hollander, Tom
  • Penry-Jones, Rupert
  • West, Samuel
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Perpetual Motion Pictures (London, England)
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
  • History Channel (Television network)
Runtime
240
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philby, Kim
  • Burgess, Guy
  • Blunt, Anthony
  • Maclean, Donald
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Secret service
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Cambridge spies, a BBC production in association with Perpetual Motions Pictures Ltd. ; executive producers, Gareth Neame, Laura Mackie, Sally Woodward Gentle ; producer, Mark Shivas ; written by Peter Moffat ; director, Tim Fywell, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Mini-series originally produced for television broadcast in 2003
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc 1: Part 1 (ca. 59 min.) ; Part 2 (ca. 58 min.) ; Part 3 (ca. 58 min.) ; Special feature: Optional audio feature commentary on episode one by writer Peter Moffat, director Tim Fywell and producer Mark Shivas --
  • Disc 2: Part 4 (ca. 60 min.) ; Special features: Optional audio commentary track on episode four by writer Peter Moffat, director Tim Fywell and producer Mark Shivas ; "Spy Web: The Cambridge Spies" (originally produced in 1999, ca. 45 min., produced by Nugus/Martin Productions, Ltd. for The History Channel ; narrated by Stan Watt, producer/director, Jonathan Martin) ; Historical scrapbook: The Queen's Gallery (ca. 5 min.) (Anthony Blunt gives a tour of the Queen's art gallery, before he was discovered to be a spy, originally broadcast July 22, 1965), Anthony Blunt: A spy case package (ca. 9 min.) (Blunt reads a testimony regarding his espionage career in this interview, originally broadcast on Nov. 20, 1979), Donald MacLean obituary (ca. 4 min.) (broadcast on the BBC news, Mar. 11, 1983), Philby Appears on Soviet TV (ca. 3 min.) (Kim Philby's last appearance on TV before his death, originally broadcast Nov. 18, 1987), Newsnight: Kim Philby's death (ca. 9 min.) (Kim Philby's obituary, broadcast on BBC news, May 11, 1988) ; Photo gallery ; Trailers
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (240 min.)
Isbn
9780790783666
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794051186324
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
E1863
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm53795028
  • (OCoLC)53795028
  • 786971
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; full screen presentation ; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Cambridge spies, a BBC production in association with Perpetual Motions Pictures Ltd. ; executive producers, Gareth Neame, Laura Mackie, Sally Woodward Gentle ; producer, Mark Shivas ; written by Peter Moffat ; director, Tim Fywell, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
Mini-series originally produced for television broadcast in 2003
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc 1: Part 1 (ca. 59 min.) ; Part 2 (ca. 58 min.) ; Part 3 (ca. 58 min.) ; Special feature: Optional audio feature commentary on episode one by writer Peter Moffat, director Tim Fywell and producer Mark Shivas --
  • Disc 2: Part 4 (ca. 60 min.) ; Special features: Optional audio commentary track on episode four by writer Peter Moffat, director Tim Fywell and producer Mark Shivas ; "Spy Web: The Cambridge Spies" (originally produced in 1999, ca. 45 min., produced by Nugus/Martin Productions, Ltd. for The History Channel ; narrated by Stan Watt, producer/director, Jonathan Martin) ; Historical scrapbook: The Queen's Gallery (ca. 5 min.) (Anthony Blunt gives a tour of the Queen's art gallery, before he was discovered to be a spy, originally broadcast July 22, 1965), Anthony Blunt: A spy case package (ca. 9 min.) (Blunt reads a testimony regarding his espionage career in this interview, originally broadcast on Nov. 20, 1979), Donald MacLean obituary (ca. 4 min.) (broadcast on the BBC news, Mar. 11, 1983), Philby Appears on Soviet TV (ca. 3 min.) (Kim Philby's last appearance on TV before his death, originally broadcast Nov. 18, 1987), Newsnight: Kim Philby's death (ca. 9 min.) (Kim Philby's obituary, broadcast on BBC news, May 11, 1988) ; Photo gallery ; Trailers
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (240 min.)
Isbn
9780790783666
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794051186324
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
E1863
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm53795028
  • (OCoLC)53795028
  • 786971
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; full screen presentation ; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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