There have always been spies men and women who have pried for patriotism, for religion, for love... or for money. This intriguing drama is based on the true story of the Portland spy ring an unlikely Soviet operation active in southern England from the late 1950s until January 1961 when the core members were arrested. Directed by TV drama veteran Robert Tronson, Ring of Spies stars Bernard Lee (best known as Ian Fleming s M ) William Sylvester, Thorley Walters and BAFTA winners Margaret Tyzack and David Kossoff. It is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer. An antiquarian bookseller and his wife; a disgruntled, hard-drinking naval clerk and the lonely secretary he recruits; a polished Soviet agent who assumes the identity of a dead Canadian citizen: the players in a familiar Cold War story of hidden cameras, dead-letter drops and a long-range radio calling Moscow Central. A duel between Soviet intelligence and British counter-espionage, and a trade in deadly secrets directed from a bungalow in suburban Ruislip, hidden for years from unsuspecting neighbours and British spycatchers... SPECIAL FEATURES:  Image Gallery  Promotional material PDF
COUNTERSPY Fastidious auditor Frank Manning encounters rum goings on when he is approached by a woman who claims she is being blackmailed. Of course, he agrees to help but even he could not have foreseen that he'd end up finding a man, fully clothed, dead in a bath... LITTLE RED MONKEY A mysterious assassin targets eminent British atomic scientists, leading to fears for the safety of Leon Dushenko a Russian defector and missile expert who is passing through London en route to the United States. Will he be the assassin's next victim? THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T TALK Dr Frank Smith and Eve arrive from America, apparently on honeymoon but actually on an undercover assignment from Washington. They are instructed to rendezvous with a Hungarian scientist who has vital information about biological warfare! RING OF SPIES A bookseller and his wife; a disgruntled naval clerk; an undercover Soviet agent with a false identity... all members of a secret spy cell working from a bungalow in suburban Ruislip, hidden for years from unsuspecting neighbours and British spycatchers!