Modern Spies

9:00pm Monday 9 April on BBC TWO

In the second and final episode of Modern Spies, Peter Taylor speaks to serving members of the security services about how their work can help to prevent terrorist attacks.

Drawing on a series of exclusive interviews, he unpicks some of the big questions facing modern espionage work. When does an undercover operation cross the line and become entrapment? Were British spies complicit in the rendition of terrorist suspects to Libya, where they allege torture? Do spies ever have a licence to kill?

Ep 2/2

9:00pm Monday 2 April on BBC TWO

From James Bond to Jason Bourne, the fictional world of spying is a world of danger and deception, glamour and lies. But how does the myth compare with the reality?

In the first of two programmes Peter Taylor looks at the real world of modern spies. For the first time on television, serving British secret agents talk about their work – from an MI6 agent runner to an MI5 surveillance officer.

This week, Modern Spies investigates how today’s spies are recruited and probes the secrets of spycraft, from the sleeper cell to the brush pass and the cut out to the cyber spy.

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