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The TENET Conundrum

Explore the secrets behind the name of Christopher Nolan's blockbuster, TENET, which hits cinemas this month. Hayley Atwell, star of Marvel's Agent Carter and Mission: Impossible, guides you through The TENET Conundrum in this short video.




Secret Sherlock Stamps

Britain’s Royal Mail has just released a limited edition of stamps in honour of Sherlock Holmes. When illuminated with UV light, secret messages are revealed, illuminating clues from the episodes. Characters were taken from six episodes of the BBC series and placed in the foreground of the stamps, such as Irene Adler from the second series premiere A Scandal in Belgravia. 'Special moments' were then illustrated using screen grabs and composed onto each stamp.




A Bridge too far for Tom

Mission: Impossible 7 is filming now in the UK (with our very own True Spies podcast hosts Vanessa Kirby and Hayley Atwell), but rumours were flying that the production team were going to blow up a 100 year-old bridge in Poland. We track down the truth!




Crime needs a new network

Tens of millions of dollars worth of illegal firearms and drugs have been seized and hundreds of people arrested after the infamous criminal chat-network 'EncroChat' was decrypted. Officials are calling it 'the biggest and most significant' law enforcement operation with the largest impact on organised crime ever seen. Click here to see if you might have what it takes to decrypt secretive networks.




China's Spy Pigeons 'Captured'

Indian Army personnel noticed that pigeons flying over the border between China and India were flying in repetitive looping patterns. Yup, spy pigeons are still a thing, and have been for a very long time, and these ones have just been busted!




The King's Man set to hit the screens

Another much-delayed spy movie is about to hit the big screen as Matthew Vaughn's latest film explores the origins of the Kingsman organisation. Our sources suggest that one man and his protege enter a race against time to stop history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds as they plot a war that would wipe out millions. 



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