British double agent George Blake betrayed hundreds of western spies to the Soviet Union, where he lived after escaping from a London prison. Trained by MI6 then recruited by the KGB at the height of the Cold War, Blake was convicted of spying after a trial conducted mainly behind closed doors. Hubert Lister Parker, former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, gave Blake the maximum sentence he could, 42 years. To the Russians, Blake was a legend. To the Brits, he was just another traitor.
WHO WAS BLAKE?