Questioning the status of history’s ‘most dangerous’ spy
There are shades of Philby in Richard Sorge, the hard-drinking, motorcycling, womanising rake whose cover as an arrogant Nazi convinced the German official community in Tokyo that he was one of them
A charming and engaging memoir of a world long gone
Is Tom Fletcher’s Naked Diplomacy the new model for British statecraft?
What do we really want from our security services?
A valuable – though not objective – historical record
James Naughtie’s spy thriller, The Madness of July, is the work of a man steeped in the politics of the BBC