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1951: two men flee to the Soviet Union under the cover of darkness. As the world wakes up, shocking details emerge of two highly trusted, senior British intelligence officers defecting. It was a national embarrassment - these were men who had spent two decades leading the BBC, MI6, and the government. This is the story of the Cambridge Spy Ring: how five men who embodied the British establishment blew it apart.
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Stephen has an update on our first series, The Secret History of Flight 149. This short bonus episode features an interview with journalist Jon Snow from his podcast, 'Snowcast', in which Stephen discusses the latest developments in the case. Click here to listen to the full interview on Snowcast British Airways has given the following statement: "Our hearts go out to all those caught up in this shocking act of war just over 30 years ago, and who had to endure a truly horrendous experience. The records (released by the Government last year) confirmed British Airways was not warned about the invasion." The Foreign Office released a statement in 2021 which can be read here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22 September Finished
In this bonus episode, Stephen shares a recent update in the investigation into the sinking of The Estonia. He also answers some questions from listeners, delving even deeper into the story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17 August Finished
Here's a podcast from our friends at Stak... On 26th November 1977, the mysterious alien voice of “Vrillon” broke onto the five o’clock news. The intruder had a warning to the viewers of Southern Television: live in peace or leave the galaxy…. For forty-five years, those responsible have not been identified. Join Tommie Trelawny as he tries to answer the unanswered… Who, or what, was behind The Interruption? Listen to episode 1 here. You can find the rest of the series by searching ‘The Interruption’ wherever you get your podcasts or just click this link: lnk.to/theinterruption Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13 April Finished
Ahead of an upcoming Q&A episode, if you have a question you'd like to ask Stephen about The Secret History of the Estonia, you can email it to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20 March Finished
A special preview of a podcast that listeners of The Secret History of the Estonia might enjoy. Jam Tomorrow is a new documentary series that explores the post-World-War-Two promises made by the UK government and how those promises crumbled into a modern-day crisis. In each episode, journalist Ros Taylor takes us on a trip through the last 70 years of British history to to figure out where and what, exactly, went wrong. If you'd like to hear more, just search for Jam Tomorrow wherever you get your podcasts, or click this link: https://link.chtbl.com/JamTmrwFD Jam Tomorrow is written and presented by Ros Taylor. Produced by Jade Bailey. Voiceovers by Imogen Robertson. Original music by Dubstar. Lead producer: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Jam Tomorrow is a Podmastersproduction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13 March Finished