The spy who never existed..

The spy who never existed..

One of the writers who brought James Bond to the big screen was himself investigated by security services for more than a decade as a potential Russian spy.The inquiry into BBC contributor Wolf Mankowitz was personally sanctioned by the head of MI5 Percy Sillitoe after the left-leaning Cambridge student married a Communist Party member he met at university during the Second World War.Adding fuel to the fire, he visited Moscow in the 1950s, even calling for the BBC to share programming with the Soviet…..Read more