Why spies hated Yellow Pages
drama saw Russian spy Phil pummelled with a copy of the Yellow Pages during a vicious interrogation.
Remember this is set in 1981, when phone directories were fearsome things.
Nowadays, you’d have to use an iPad, which packs far less heft. That is probably why the Yanks switched to waterboarding.
Thankfully, he escaped and went back to his task of pumping Martha, a CIA agent’s wife, for information.
Martha is played by Brit actor Alison Wright, who is a dead ringer for Cherie Blair.
So, in real life as well as in fiction, she has got a big mouth.