Bletchley Park Presents - Ben Macintyre

SOLD OUT - Bestselling author, journalist and TV presenter Ben Macintyre will talk on his new book ‘A Spy Among Friends, Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal’.

SOLD OUT - The true, untold story of Kim Philby, history’s most famous traitor, With access to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen family papers, and with the cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA, this definitive biography unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War.

Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War.

Philby’s two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience; of an ideological battle waged by men with cut-glass accents and well-made suits in the comfortable clubs and restaurants of London and Washington; of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed.

Ben Macintyre is a columnist and Associate Editor on The Times. He has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He is the author of nine previous books including Agent Zigzag, shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year 2008, the no. 1 bestseller Operation Mincemeat and most recently the Richard and Judy bestseller Double Cross. He lives in North London with his wife and three children.
Ben Macintyre will present Kim Philby – His Most Intimate Betrayal, a major two-part series for BBC Two in March/April exploring the friendship between Kim Philby and Nicholas Elliott.


Bletchley Park will be open throughout the day for guests to arrive and access to all of Bletchley Park's exhibitions and galleries is included.

14.00 - Ben Macintyre on ‘A Spy Among Friends, Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal’.
15.00 - Q & A Session
15.15 - Tea & Cake served in the Billiard room followed by a book signing.

No refunds available less than two weeks before the event.

Image: Ben Macintyre courtesy Jonathan Ring.

Ben Macintyre