Season 2
With
Vanessa Kirby
Vanessa Kirby narrates an eclectic mix of stories, told by the real spies behind some of the world’s greatest operations. What do they know? What are their skills? And what would YOU do in their position? From SPYSCAPE, the HQ of secrets and skills.
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True Stories, Told By True Spies
S2 Episode 12
SISTER SPIES
Vanessa Kirby meets Pat and Jean Owtram, two British sisters who played crucial roles as Allied codebreakers during World War 2. Bound by the Official Secrets Act, neither knew that the other was a spy until decades later. Now in their 90s, they reveal their hidden hands in planning D-Day, aiding the Resistance, and cracking the Enigma code. Tune in to True Spies to hear their story. Would YOU have the skills to make a difference?
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S2 Episode 11
THE ARGONAUTS
Vanessa Kirby meets Mark and Cora Lijek, two ordinary American diplomats who took part in one of the most daring espionage operations in CIA history, dramatized in the Hollywood film, Argo. In 1979, the US embassy in Tehran was overrun by Iranian revolutionaries. To escape, Mark and Cora would need to master the art of spycraft - and fast. Tune in to True Spies to hear their story. Could YOU become a master of disguise?
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S2 Episode 10
THE LIMPING LADY
Vanessa Kirby goes behind enemy lines with Virginia Hall, one of the bravest Allied heroines of WWII. As part of ‘Churchills' Secret Army’, Virginia was sent into German occupied France to organize resistance efforts and disrupt Nazi plans ‘by any means necessary’. As the Germans closed in, betrayal was a constant threat. Would YOU know who to trust?
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S2 Episode 9
Justice for Leon Klinghoffer
Vanessa Kirby follows CIA veteran Bob Dougherty as he seeks justice for the kidnap and killing of an American war veteran aboard a cruise ship in the Mediterranean. Bob had to wait nearly 20 years for his chance to capture Palestinian Liberation Front leader Abu Abbas. Could YOU play the waiting game?
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S2 Episode 8
BLINKING RED
CIA analyst Gina Bennett shows Vanessa Kirby the origins of America's most infamous enemy. Throughout the 1990s, Osama bin Laden launched a series of attacks on American interests at home and abroad. Operating in the man's world of counter-terrorism, Gina had to fight to have the threat he posed taken seriously. Would YOU trust your gut?
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S2 Episode 7
The Nuclear Superhighway
Undercover CIA agent James Olson takes Vanessa Kirby on a nail-biting mission behind the Iron Curtain. In the late 1970s, James was tasked with tapping an underground communications line between Moscow and a top-secret nuclear weapons facility. Under constant surveillance from the KGB, he would need to use a combination of traditional spycraft and hi-tech gadgetry to intercept this priceless intel without risking a diplomatic catastrophe. Could YOU evade detection?
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S2 Episode 6
Exit Strategy
CIA analyst Sarah Carlson drops Vanessa Kirby into the pressure-cooker of post-revolutionary Libya. In 2011, the Arab Spring swept Colonel Gaddafi from office, leaving a deadly power vacuum in its wake. 3 years later, civil war engulfed the nation. Under a hail of rocket fire, Sarah had to figure out a way to extract 150 American personnel from the carnage. Could YOU get them to safety?
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S2 Episode 5
The Targeter
Nada Bakos takes Vanessa Kirby on the controversial hunt for one of the Iraq War's deadliest terrorists. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a two-bit criminal until the US government named him as one the world's most dangerous insurgents. His presence in Iraq was part of the justification for the invasion - but did the facts stack up? As one of the CIA's senior targeting officers, it was Nada's job to find out. Could YOU find out the truth?
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S2 Episode 4
The Real Black Klansman
Vanessa Kirby meets Ron Stallworth, the black Colorado cop who fooled the USA's most notorious racists. In 1979, Ron and a white colleague infiltrated a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Posing as two sides of the same alter-ego, they led a double-pronged attack on the group, even gaining the trust of the Klan's leader, David Duke. Could YOU take that risk?
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S2 Episode 3
BLACKBIRD
Colonel Buz Carpenter puts Vanessa Kirby in the cockpit of his legendary SR-71 Blackbird spy plane. In 1979, two Gulf nations were on the brink of war. To negotiate peace, the USA needed detailed military intelligence on both sides. Buz shares amazing (and awkward!) details of his dangerous secret mission to the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Could YOU match his nerve?
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S2 Episode 2
N is for Novichok
Vanessa Kirby gets Christo Grozev, a modern Sherlock Holmes, to share the secrets of how he solved one of the most notorious assassination attempts of the 21st century - the poisoning of retired Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal, hospitalised by a mysterious nerve agent on British soil. Would YOU have the skills to do the same?
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S2 Episode 1
The Man From The Getty
Vanessa Kirby and Charles Hill share the inside story of an iconic art theft. Hill went undercover to retrieve ‘The Scream' by Edvard Munch after it was stolen from Norway’s National Gallery. Posing as an agent for the Getty Museum, Charles drew the dangerous thieves out of the shadows. What would YOU do in Charles's position?
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S2 Episode 1
The Man From The Getty
RELEASE AUG 3
S2 Episode 2
N is for Novichok
RELEASE AUG 11
S2 Episode 3
BLACKBIRD
RELEASE AUG 18
S2 Episode 4
The Real Black Klansman
RELEASE AUG 25
S2 Episode 5
The Targeter
RELEASE SEPT 01
S2 Episode 6
Exit Strategy
RELEASE SEPT 08
S2 Episode 7
The Nuclear Superhighway
RELEASE SEPT 15
S2 Episode 8
BLINKING RED
RELEASE SEPT 21
S2 Episode 9
Justice for Leon Klinghoffer
RELEASE SEPT 29
S2 Episode 10
THE LIMPING LADY
RELEASE OCT 06
S2 Episode 11
THE ARGONAUTS
RELEASE OCT 13
S2 Episode 12
SISTER SPIES
RELEASE OCT 20

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