DOUBLE AGENT ESCAPES
At 7pm on 22 October 1966, a cell at Wormwood Scrubs prison was found empty. It belonged to British double agent George Blake (left), who was five years into a 42-year stretch for passing secrets to the Soviet authorities during the Korean War. Blake spent nine years as a double agent after converting to Communism while a prisoner of war in Seoul. He was charged under the Official Secrets Act for betraying over 40 British agents. He fled to the USSR and is now 96.