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Cambridge Five spy ring members 'hopeless drunks'

Infamous spies in history

Clockwise from top left: Kim Philby, Anthony Blunt, Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess. The Cambridge Five were at the heart of one of the most infamous spying scandals in British history. They included fourth man and double agent Anthony Blunt, who helped recruit Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, who defected to the USSR in 1951. Kim Philby turned to the Soviet Union in 1963. John Cairncross has been named as the fifth man. Picture: PA

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'The Imitation Game'

'The Imitation Game' Peter Hilton (Matthew Beard), Hugh Alexander (Matthew Goode), John Cairncross (Allen Leech) and Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) work at Britain's Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park.

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