In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her name was Christine Granville. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising; that she had survived the Second World War was remarkable.
The daughter of a feckless Polish aristocrat and his wealthy Jewish wife, Granville would become one of Britain’s most daring and highly decorated special agents.
Granville exercised a mesmeric power on those who knew her. In The Spy Who Loved, acclaimed biographer Clare Mulley tells the extraordinary history of this charismatic, difficult, fearless, and altogether extraordinary woman.
In the series:
May 14: with Steve Paikin on “John Turner” **new date TBA
May 28: with Michael Smith on “Foley – The Spy who saved 10,000 Jews”
June 11: Helen Fry on her book “Spymaster” on Col Kendrick Head of MI6 with new information
June 25: with Clare Mulley on “The Spy Who Loved” – Christine Granville – Britain’s first female spy
July 16: with Michael Smith on “The Real Special Relationship”. Espionage/Counterespionage: the US in the Modern World
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