Modern Spies to uncover the world of espionage

Nov 20, 2012

Today, spies are in demand more than ever and the job has changed dramatically since the Cold War. But what are modern spies like and how are they recruited and trained? What’s it like to work inside MI5 or MI6, what are their targets and what are the risks they face?

Featuring rare interviews with current British intelligence officers and key figures in the CIA, FBI and Israeli intelligence, Modern Spies provides gripping first hand accounts of some of the most important and controversial spy stories of today.

From James Bond to Jason Bourne, the fictional world of spying encompasses danger, deception, glamour and lies. How does the myth compare with the reality of this shadowy and risky profession?

Modern Spies will be broadcast on BBC Knowledge, channel 184 on DStv from Tuesday, 27 November at 21:00.

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