Harold Adrian Russell Philby, also known as Kim, is an iconic figure in the history of espionage. A British intelligence officer who defected to the Soviet Union in 1963, he was part of a spy ring now known as the Cambridge Five. Together with Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt and possibly John Cairncross, Philby was thought to be the most successful at providing valuable secret information to the Soviets.
Philby’s life story is fascinating and filled with intrigue; it’s no wonder that a documentary about him has been released recently. ‘Kim Philby: The Last Unknown Spy’ is an exploration into his life and work, allowing viewers a unique insight into one of espionage’s most controversial figures.
The documentary delves into Philby’s personal life such as his early days at school and university, his time in MI6 and even his final days in Moscow before his death from heart failure in 1988. With interviews from leading experts on the Cambridge Five as well as archival footage from Soviet archives, ‘Kim Philby: The Last Unknown Spy’ provides an unmissable account of one of Britain’s most notorious spies.
For those interested in espionage and philological history alike, ‘Kim Philby: The Last Unknown Spy’ is highly recommended viewing. For anyone seeking to understand more about the mysterious world of international espionage – or to learn more about one of its many legendary characters – this documentary will make for captivating viewing.