Carry On favourite Barbara Windsor makes her debut in this outrageous send-up of the James Bond movies. Fearless agent Desmond Simpkins and James Bind, aided and abetted by the comely Agent Honeybutt and Agent Crump, battle against the evil powers of international bad guys STENCH and their three cronies.
Two men, locked in a cheap hotel room together with little else but a video camera, struggle to pass the time. Nobody knows who they are or why they're there. The maid thinks they're lovers. The party girl next door thinks they're filmmakers. The truth is far more provocative. As questions of power, politics, and intertwining identities emerge, just who is controlling whom is thrown increasingly into doubt.
Alan Bates narrates this documentary series that examines the covert world of espionage and looks at some the most famous spies in history, including Mata Hari, Nathan Hale, Donald Maclean, Anthony Blunt, Violette Szabo and others. The segment "Tools of the Trade" reveals some of the devices and common objects used by spies, while "Cloak & Dagger" looks at assassins and saboteurs, and "To Catch a Spy" explores counterespionage and double agents.
Amateur detective Sambo Sam sets out to round up German spies, but his bungling leads him to the Coffin Club, a fraternal organization with a morbid sense of humor just itching to have some fun at the would-be sleuth's expense.
Two teens spot a notorious criminal who is supposed to be dead.
British intelligence undertook an audacious operation to listen in on the private conversations of 10,000 German prisoners of war without their ever knowing they were being overheard. The prisoners' unguarded reminiscences and unintentional confessions have only just come to light, and prove how closely the German army were involved in the atrocities of the Holocaust. British intelligence requisitioned three stately homes for this epic task, and converted each into an elaborate trap. The 100,000 hours of conversation they captured provided crucial intelligence that changed the course of the war, and revealed some of its worst horrors, from rape to mass executions to one of the earliest bulletins from the concentration camps. But when the fighting ended, the recordings were destroyed and the transcripts locked away for half a century. Only now have they been declassified, researched and cross-referenced.
An American spy travels to Beirut where he's attacked by agents seeking a valuable microfilm.