Toffs, Queers and Traitors: The Ex­tra­or­di­nary Life of Guy Burgess – Sto­ryville

The Sunday Telegraph - - Television & Radio - SH

“There is some­thing odd about any­one who be­trays be­tray their coun­try,” says film-maker fi George Carey Care in this look at the th life of in­fa­mous de­fec­tor d Guy Burgess. It’s a life that seems to have sprung straight from the pages of fic­tion with the louche Burgess, a very Si­mon Raven-like gen­tle­man cad. Ex­ile in the Soviet Union didn’t suit him, but he re­fused to re­cant his be­liefs even to the bit­ter end. Ul­ti­mately, we are given the sense of a man who felt at odds wher­ever he was: a great se­ducer who was al­ways alone.

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