Storyville: Toffs, Queers and Traitors – Guy Burgess: The Charming Spy
9pm, BBC Four
There has long been a fascination in Britain with those three well-bred fellows Kim Philby, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, Russian spies operating under the nose of an inept establishment. Burgess, a gay, louche old Etonian forced to spend his final years in a dismal Moscow apartment, is especially intriguing. Drawing on recently declassified files, George Carey revisits Burgess’s life at Cambridge and beyond.