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Hayley Atwell and Vanessa Kirby narrate an eclectic mix of stories past and present, told by the real spies behind some of the world’s greatest operations. What secrets did they know? What were their skills? And what would YOU do if you were in their position? From SPYSCAPE, the Home of Secrets.
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True Stories, Told By True Spies
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Week by week, mission by mission, you’ll hear the true stories behind the world’s greatest espionage operations. You’ll meet the people who navigate this secret world. What do they know, what are their skills and what would you do in their position? This is True Spies.
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VEIL OF BEADS PART 3: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Everywhere on Earth has its own flavors of greed, corruption, and lies. And everywhere produces its own champions - beacons of light in the murk. In Sub-Saharan Africa, that champion is Anas Aremeyaw Anas - investigative reporter extraordinaire. Hiding his face behind a veil of beads, Anas goes deep undercover to expose the rot at society's heart. In Part 2, Vanessa Kirby follows Anas and a rookie journalist, Henry Mhango, into a dangerous confrontation with a gang of unscrupulous ritual killers.
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VEIL OF BEADS PART 2: THE RITUAL
Everywhere on Earth has its own flavors of greed, corruption, and lies. And everywhere produces its own champions - beacons of light in the murk. In Sub-Saharan Africa, that champion is Anas Aremeyaw Anas - investigative reporter extraordinaire. Hiding his face behind a veil of beads during public appearances, Anas goes deep undercover to expose the rot at society's heart. In Part 2, Vanessa Kirby follows Anas and a rookie journalist, Henry Mhango, into a dangerous confrontation with a gang of unscrupulous ritual killers.
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VEIL OF BEADS PART 1: THE METHOD AND THE MADNESS
Everywhere on Earth has its own flavors of greed, corruption, and lies. And everywhere produces its own champions - beacons of light in the murk. In Sub-Saharan Africa, that champion is Anas Aremeyaw Anas - investigative reporter extraordinaire. Hiding his face behind a veil of beads, Anas goes deep undercover to expose the rot at society's heart. In Part 1, Vanessa Kirby follows Anas on a dangerous mission to bust a drugs ring operating out of a Ghanaian mental hospital.
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MEXICAN MANEUVERS PART 2: BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT
In Mexico, life can come cheap - but some are worth millions. When ruthless gangs kidnap the loved ones of the wealthy, the ransoms can soar in to seven-figure sums. And when that happens, Nick Brokhausen and Jeff Miller are the men you want on your side of the negotiating table. They are former Special Forces operatives who've spent a lifetime solving problems and making money in some of the most dangerous parts of the world. In Part 2, Vanessa Kirby joins the duo on a second adventure south of the border. This time, a Mexican dairy tycoon is in danger of going on ice unless Nick and Jeff track down his kidnappers.
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MEXICAN MANEUVERS PART 1: PONCHO AND CISCO
In Mexico, life can come cheap - but some are worth millions. When ruthless gangs kidnap the loved ones of the wealthy, the ransoms can soar in to seven-figure sums. And when that happens, Nick Brokhausen and Jeff Miller are the men you want on your side of the negotiating table. They are former Special Forces operatives who've spent a lifetime solving problems and making money in some of the most dangerous parts of the world. In Part 1, Vanessa Kirby joins Jeff and Nick on the trail of a kidnapping victim in Texcoco - and they'll use any means necessary to see his safe return.
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CASSIA SPY RING PART 2: THE BEST LAID PLANS
In the face of an historical evil, would you have the courage to resist? It's a question that weighed heavily on the members of the Cassia spy ring - a civilian resistance operation based out of a church in occupied Vienna. Vanessa Kirby joins ex-CIA officer Christopher Turner and Austrian intelligence expert Siegfried Bier to uncover a story of extreme courage in the face of insurmountable odds. In Part 2, the Austrian spies are folded in to the OSS - America's new foreign intelligence agency. But the acquisition comes with unforeseen - and deadly - complications.
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CASSIA SPY RING PART 1: THE PRIEST AND THE CEO
In the face of an historical evil, would you have the courage to resist? It's a question that weighed heavily on the members of the CASSIA Spy Ring - a civilian resistance operation based out of a church in occupied Vienna. Vanessa Kirby joins ex-CIA officer Christopher Turner and Austrian intelligence expert Siegfried Bier to uncover a story of extreme courage in the face of insurmountable odds. In Part 1, we meet clergyman Heinrich Maier and rubber tycoon Franz Messner - unlikely friends who became the core of a new movement. Together, they recruited like-minded individuals to strike back at the Nazi regime.
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RUSSIA'S LAUNDROMAT PART 3: PUTIN'S BUTLER?
All around the world, dirty money pollutes public and private life. Those who wield it are a diverse cast of businessmen, politicians, and criminals - and sometimes, they're all three. In this anthology, Vanessa Kirby meets the investigators using open source intelligence to expose the murky relationship between international institutions and Russian financial crime. In Part 3, author and journalist Oliver Bullough exposes the UK's role as a facilitator of questionable foreign wealth - a butler to the world. When a shady Ukrainian businessman with ties to the Kremlin embeds himself at the heart of the British establishment, Oliver is determined to investigate his true allegiances. Could you follow the breadcrumbs?
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RUSSIA'S LAUNDROMAT PART 2: THE GODFATHER
All around the world, dirty money pollutes public and private life. Those who wield it are a diverse cast of businessmen, politicians, and criminals - and sometimes, they're all three. In this anthology, Vanessa Kirby meets the investigators using open source intelligence to expose the murky relationship between international institutions and Russian financial crime. In Part 2, investigative journalist Olesya Shmagun goes on record with her efforts to expose the financial dealings of a wealthy musician with close ties to the Kremlin. But working against corruption inside the Russian Federation isn't without risk. Would you poke the bear?
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RUSSIA'S LAUNDROMAT PART 1 - MINISTRY OF THIEVES
All around the world, dirty money pollutes public and private life. Those who wield it are a diverse cast of businessmen, politicians, and criminals - and sometimes, they're all three. In this anthology, Vanessa Kirby meets the investigators using open-source intelligence to expose the murky relationship between international institutions and Russian financial crime. In Part 1, former financier and anti-corruption activist Roman Borisovich details an undercover operation in London where an eager real-estate industry is all too willing to get rich off of ill-gotten cash. Could you shine a light in the shadows?
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SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS, PART 3: HANDS ACROSS LIBYA
After a shaky start, the friendship between Britain and America has blossomed in to one of the most important alliances on the world stage. In this anthology, Vanessa Kirby relates three crucial chapters in the evolution of the Special Relationship. In Part 3, former CIA case officer Jim Lawler and intelligence writer Michael Smith lift the lid on a rare joint operation between the CIA and MI6. When A.Q. Khan - the father of Pakistan's nuclear program - is caught selling nuclear secrets to rogue states, the Brits and the Americans must join forces to bring him down. To do so, they need the help of an unlikely ally - Colonel Moammar Gadhafi. Could you play games with global consequences? From SPYSCAPE, the home of secrets.
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SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS PART 2: THE LISBON CONNECTION
After a shaky start, the friendship between Britain and America has blossomed into one of the most important alliances on the world stage. In this anthology, Vanessa Kirby relates three crucial chapters in the evolution of the Special Relationship. In Part 2, scholar and intelligence professional Dr. Anthony Wells takes us behind the scenes in WW2-era Lisbon, where rival spies work tirelessly to turn the tide of war. Among their number is Commander Ian Fleming, who mounts an operation that will provide the inspiration for a daring new American intelligence agency... Could you survive in the City of Spies? From SPYSCAPE, the home of secrets.
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SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS PART 1: THE ZIMMERMAN TELEGRAM
After a shaky start, the friendship between Britain and America has blossomed in to one of the most important alliances on the world stage. In this anthology, Vanessa Kirby relates three crucial chapters in the evolution of the Special Relationship. In Part 1, scholar and intelligence professional Dr. Anthony Wells is your guide to the unprecedented carnage of WWI - and how a crafty British Naval Intelligence officer tipped the scales by bringing the US in to the conflict. Could you adapt to a new reality? From SPYSCAPE, the home of secrets.
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TEAM ALPHA PART 2, FIRST CASUALTY
October 17, 2001. The dust of 9/11 has barely settled. America and the world are reeling. In Afghanistan, eight CIA officers - a crack team of linguists, tribal experts, and paramilitaries - are the first Americans to infiltrate Taliban territory after the attacks. Their mission is to ensure that al-Qaeda does not strike again. They are Team Alpha. In Part II, Vanessa Kirby joins CIA linguist David Tyson and author Toby Harnden for the gripping conclusion to the first act of the War on Terror. Could you adapt to a new reality?
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TEAM ALPHA PART 1: THE TIP OF THE SPEAR
October 17, 2001. The dust of 9/11 has barely settled. America and the world are reeling. In Afghanistan, eight CIA officers - a crack team of linguists, tribal experts and paramilitaries - are the first Americans to infiltrate Taliban territory after the attacks. Their mission is to ensure that al-Qaeda does not strike again. They are Team Alpha. In Part I, Vanessa Kirby joins CIA linguist David Tyson and author Toby Harnden to tell the true story of Team Alpha's first foray in to a dangerous and unpredictable new theatre of war. Could you adapt to a new reality?
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SEXPIONAGE PART 3: THE LOVER, THE AX, AND LEON TROTSKY
Throughout history, spies have used sex, seduction, and emotional manipulation to achieve their shadowy aims. In this three-part anthology, Vanessa Kirby joins espionage authors Henry Schlesinger and Michael Smith to uncover the real stories behind some of history's most explosive honeytrap operations. In Part III, Michael and Henry share the real spy story behind one of history's most famous murders. When Ramón Mercader attacked Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky at his home in Mexico, the evidence suggested a crime of passion. In reality, it was the culmination of a long and intricate honeypot operation by Stalin's secret service. Could you get close enough to kill?
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SEXPIONAGE PART 2: ANNA CHAPMAN
Throughout history, spies have used sex, seduction, and emotional manipulation to achieve their shadowy aims. In this three-part anthology, Vanessa Kirby joins espionage authors Henry Schlesinger and Michael Smith to uncover the real stories behind some of history's most explosive honeytrap operations. In Part II, Henry Schlesinger reveals the unlikely life and times of a celebrity spy. In 2010, Russian property entrepreneur Anna Chapman was exposed as one of 10 deep-cover agents working on US soil. Armed with SVR tradecraft, nightlife connections, and charm to spare she was linked to a variety of rich and influential men as she rose through the upper echelons of Western society - waiting for the moment to strike. Could you play the long game?
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SEXPIONAGE PART 1, OPERATION DIAMOND
Throughout history, spies have used sex, seduction and emotional manipulation to achieve their shadowy aims. In this three-part anthology, Vanessa Kirby joins espionage authors Henry Schlesinger and Michael Smith to uncover the real stories behind some of history's most explosive honeytrap operations. In Part 1, Michael Smith relates an audacious plot by the Israeli Mossad in the turbulent 1960s. Mossad officers targeted Iraqi pilots, hoping to seduce them into defecting with a MiG-21 - the next-gen fighter plane favored by Israel's enemies. In a bloody and dangerous mission spanning three continents, the outcome played a part in changing the face of the Middle East. How far would you go to level the playing field?
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THE SPY'S SON, PART 2, DARK INHERITANCE
When he was arrested in 1996, Jim Nicholson - nicknamed 'Batman' - was the highest-ranking CIA officer to be convicted of espionage for the Russian Federation. Ten years later, he did it again. Join Vanessa Kirby for the first ever True Spies duology - a tale of spy-craft, treachery, and a toxic father-son relationship. In Part 2, DoJ Attorney Ethan Knight shines the spotlight on Nicholson's son, Nathan, who was manipulated by his incarcerated father into continuing his espionage work. But before long, his spy fantasies turned sour. Could you live a double life?
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EPISODE HOMEPAGE
Episode 1
OPERATION BROTHERS
RELEASE APRIL 28
Episode 2
GRAY SUIT & THE GHOST
RELEASE MAY 5
Episode 3
FAIR GAME?
RELEASE MAY 12
Episode 4
THE ILLEGAL
RELEASE MAY 19
Episode 5
THE SPYCATCHER
RELEASE MAY 26
Episode 6
THE ROOKIE AND BIN LADEN
RELEASE JUNE 2
Episode 7
THE ART OF DISGUISE
RELEASE JUNE 9
Episode 8
TRUE NARCOS
RELEASE JUNE 16
Episode 9
SHADOW GAMES
RELEASE JUNE 23
Episode 10
UNDERCOVER JIHADI
RELEASE JUNE 30
Episode 11
THE PURPLE BATHROBE
RELEASE JULY 7
Episode 12
THE BILLION-DOLLAR SPY
RELEASE JULY 14
Episode 13
THE SURVIVOR
RELEASE JULY 21
Episode 14
THE SPY WHO SAID NO
RELEASE JULY 28
Episode 15
THE MAN FROM THE GETTY
RELEASE AUG 3
Episode 16
N IS FOR NOVICHOK
RELEASE AUG 11
Episode 17
BLACKBIRD
RELEASE AUG 18
Episode 18
THE REAL BLACK KLANSMAN
RELEASE AUG 25
Episode 19
THE TARGETER
RELEASE SEPT 01
Episode 20
EXIT STRATEGY
RELEASE SEPT 08
Episode 21
The NUCLEAR SUPERHIGHWAY
RELEASE SEPT 15
Episode 22
BLINKING RED
RELEASE SEPT 21
Episode 23
JUSTICE FOR LEON KLINGHOFFER
RELEASE SEPT 29
Episode 24
THE LIMPING LADY
RELEASE OCT 06
Episode 25
THE ARGONAUTS
RELEASE OCT 13
Episode 26
SISTER SPIES
RELEASE OCT 20
Episode 27
CODENAME: MADELEINE
RELEASE OCT 27
Episode 28
BURGERS AND SPIES
RELEASE NOV 3
Episode 29
HACKED
RELEASE NOV 10
Episode 30
DRUG WARS
RELEASE NOV 17
Episode 31
BLOOD ON THE WATERSIDE
RELEASE NOV 24
Episode 32
THE 'DREAMS COME TRUE' BUSINESS
RELEASE DEC 1
Episode 33
OLYMPIC GAMES
RELEASE DEC 7
Episode 34
THE IRISHMAN
RELEASE DEC 15
Episode 35
TRADECRAFT PART 1
RELEASE DEC 22
Episode 36
TRADECRAFT PART 2
RELEASE DEC 29
Episode 37
HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND STAGE COUPS
RELEASE JAN 05
Episode 38
FREEING MEEK MILL
RELEASE JAN 12
Episode 39
THE MONEY SPY
RELEASE JAN 19
Episode 40
MANDELA'S SPY
RELEASE JAN 26
EPISODE 41
SEVEN FEMALE SPIES
RELEASE FEB 01
EPISODE 42
INSIDE NAMBLA
RELEASE FEB 09
EPISODE 43
PUTIN'S PALACE?
RELEASE FEB 16
EPISODE 44
THE NOT-SO-BEAUTIFUL GAME
RELEASE FEB 23
EPISODE 45
THE PROFILER
RELEASE MAR 02
EPISODE 46
SURVIVING NXIVM
RELEASE 09 MAR
EPISODE 47
BRING DOWN THE BIG MAN
RELEASE 16 MAR
EPISODE 48
THE SPY IN THE CORNFIELD
RELEASE 23 MAR
EPISODE 49
NEW RUSSIA, NEW RULES
RELEASE MAR 30
EPISODE 50
OPERATION ZULU CRICKET
RELEASE 06 APR
EPISODE 51
INDIAN ACTORS
RELEASE 13 APR
EPISODE 52
OPERATION GAME OVER
RELEASE 20 APR
EPISODE 53
RUSSIA'S MOST WANTED
RELEASE 27 APR
EPISODE 54
SEARCHING FOR THE SOLDIER
RELEASE 04 MAY
EPISODE 55
HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
RELEASE MAY 11
EPISODE 56
THE BOILING FROG
RELEASE MAY 18
EPISODE 57
MAKING JACK FALCONE
RELEASE 25 MAY
EPISODE 58
THE AVENGER
RELEASE 1 JUN
EPISODE 59
TRADE SECRETS
RELEASE JUN 8
EPISODE 60
THE DESTROYED MAN
RELEASE 15 JUN
EPISODE 61
THE SOCIOPATHIC SPY
RELEASE JUN 22
EPISODE 62
THE MOUSE AT PEARL HARBOR
RELEASE 29 JUN
EPISODE 63
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
RELEASE JULY 6
EPISODE 64
CIA? MORE LIKE CON
RELEASE JULY 13
EPISODE 65
THE ATHAR PROJECT
RELEASE JULY 20
EPISODE 66
MISSION IN THE DOG MEAT VALLEY
RELEASE JUL 27
EPISODE 67
YOU ME, SAME SAME
RELEASE AUG 3
EPISODE 68
THE RITCHIE BOYS
RELEASE AUG 10
EPISODE 69
PSYCHIC SPIES
RELEASE AUG 17
EPISODE 70
OPERATION: BULLWINKLE
RELEASE AUG 24
EPISODE 71
RISE AND KILL FIRST
RELEASE AUG 31
EPISODE 72
THE ARMAGEDDON PAPERS
RELEASE SEPT 7
EPISODE 73
A SPY AMONGST SKINHEADS
RELEASE SEPT 14
EPISODE 74
THE GADGET MASTER
RELEASE SEPT 24
EPISODE 75
THE PHILADELPHIA WIRE
RELEASE SEPT 28
EPISODE 76
THE CODE CLERK
RELEASE OCT 5
EPISODE 77
THE REAL SOPRANOS
RELEASE OCT 12
EPISODE 78
THE DIGITAL SILK ROAD
REALEASE OCT 19
EPISODE 79
THE RELUCTANT NARCO
RELEASE OCT 26
EPISODE 80
ALLIED WITH AL-QAEDA
RELEASE NOV 2
EPISODE 81
THE WAR DRIVER
RELEASE NOV 9
EPISODE 82
ME AND THE MULLAH
RELEASE NOV 16
EPISODE 83
MONKEY BUSINESS
REALEASE NOV 23
EPISODE 84
MOONLIGHT MAZE
RELEASE NOV 30
EPISODE 85
ASSET TERMINATED
RELEASE DEC 7
EPISODE 86
WHITE TRAITOR
RELEASE 14 DEC
EPISODE 87
STALIN'S ROMEO SPY
RELEASE 21 DEC
EPISODE 88
TRADECRAFT PART 3
RELEASE 28 DEC
EPISODE 89
TRADECRAFT PART 4
RELEASE JAN 4
EPISODE 90
UNDERCOVER WITH THE NIPSTERS
RELEASE JAN 11
EPISODE 91
THE CONSULTANTS
RELEASE 18 JAN
EPISODE 92
HUNTING THE WOLVERINE
RELEASE 25 JAN
EPISODE 93
OPERATION GOLDENROD
RELEASE FEB 1
EPISODE 94
THE MOLE
RELEASE FEBRUARY 10
EPISODE 95
OPERATION BLACK BISCUIT
RELEASE FEB 15
EPISODE 96
THE ACE OF SPIES
RELEASE FEBRUARY 22
EPISODE 97
HAVANA SYNDROME SPECIAL
RELEASE MARCH 1
EPISODE 98
LORD OF THE HIGHWAY
Release March 8
Episode 99
CATCHING NORIEGA
Release March 15
Episode 100
Q, FOLLOWED BY U
Release March 22

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