Agent Sonya [Ben Macintyre]

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0120200928Anne-marie Duff reads the incredible true story of Ursula Kuczynski: lover, mother, soldier, spy. From acclaimed historian, Ben MacIntyre.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Emma Harding

In a quiet English village in 1942, no one knows that their neighbour and mother-of-three, Mrs Burton, is really Ursula Kuczynski - a dedicated communist, a colonel in Russia's Red Army, and a highly-trained spy. Nor do they know that 'Agent Sonya' is currently helping the Soviet Union to build the atom bomb.

Episode 1: In 1924, a young German Jewish woman is radicalised when a parade of Berlin Communists is met with brutal police violence.

Opening music: Kühle Wampe oder Wem gehört die Welt? Solidaritätslied by Hanns Eisler from album Bye-Bye Berlin, performed by Quatuor Manfred, Harmonia Mundi
Closing music: Suite No 2 Op 2 Niemandsland i by Hanns Eisler from album Roaring Eisler, performed by H K Gruber and Modern Ensemble, RCA Red Seal

Anne-marie Duff reads the incredible story of spy, Ursula Kuczynski. By Ben MacIntyre.

Anne-marie Duff reads the incredible story of spy Ursula Kuczynski. By Ben MacIntyre.

0220200929Anne-Marie Duff reads the incredible true story of Ursula Kuczynski: lover, mother, soldier, spy. From acclaimed historian, Ben MacIntyre.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Emma Harding

In a quiet Cotswold village in 1942, no one knows that their neighbour and mother-of-three, Mrs Burton, is really Ursula Kuczynski - a dedicated communist, a colonel in Russia's Red Army, and a highly-trained spy. Nor do they know that 'Agent Sonya' is currently helping the Soviet Union to build the atom bomb.

Episode 2: In 1930s Shanghai, a young German Jewish woman, with a new baby, starts working as a spy for the Soviets, having been recruited by the charismatic Richard Sorge.

Opening music: Kühle Wampe oder Wem gehört die Welt? Solidaritätslied by Hanns Eisler from album Bye-Bye Berlin, performed by Quatuor Manfred, Harmonia Mundi
Closing music: Suite No 2 Op 2 Niemandsland i by Hanns Eisler from album Roaring Eisler, performed by H K Gruber and Modern Ensemble, RCA Red Seal

Anne-Marie Duff reads the incredible story of spy, Ursula Kuczynski. By Ben MacIntyre.

Anne-Marie Duff reads the incredible story of spy Ursula Kuczynski. By Ben MacIntyre.

0320200930Anne-Marie Duff reads the thrilling true story of Ursula Kuczynski, one of the Soviet Union's most significant spies. From acclaimed historian, Ben MacIntyre.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Emma Harding

Episode 3: In 1938, 'Agent Sonya' is posted to Switzerland, from where she plots an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler.

Opening music: Kühle Wampe oder Wem gehört die Welt? Solidaritätslied by Hanns Eisler from album Bye-Bye Berlin, performed by Quatuor Manfred, Harmonia Mundi
Closing music: Suite No 2 Op 2 Niemandsland i by Hanns Eisler from album Roaring Eisler, performed by H K Gruber and Modern Ensemble, RCA Red Seal

Anne-Marie Duff reads the thrilling true story of spy, Ursula Kuczynski. By Ben MacIntyre.

Anne-Marie Duff reads the incredible story of spy Ursula Kuczynski. By Ben MacIntyre.

0420201001Anne-Marie Duff reads the incredible true story of Ursula Kuczynski aka 'Agent Sonya', one of the Soviet Union's most important spies. From acclaimed historian, Ben MacIntyre.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Emma Harding

Episode 4: 'Agent Sonya' nets the biggest fish of her espionage career.

Opening music: Kühle Wampe oder Wem gehört die Welt? Solidaritätslied by Hanns Eisler from album Bye-Bye Berlin, performed by Quatuor Manfred, Harmonia Mundi
Closing music: Suite No 2 Op 2 Niemandsland i by Hanns Eisler from album Roaring Eisler, performed by H K Gruber and Modern Ensemble, RCA Red Seal

Anne-Marie Duff reads the incredible story of spy, Ursula Kuczynski. By Ben MacIntyre.

Anne-Marie Duff reads the incredible story of spy Ursula Kuczynski. By Ben MacIntyre.

0520201002Anne-Marie Duff reads the incredible true story of Ursula Kuczynski: lover, mother, soldier, spy. From acclaimed historian, Ben MacIntyre.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Emma Harding

Episode 5: In a quiet English village in 1942, no one knows that their neighbour and mother-of-three, Mrs Burton, is really Ursula Kuczynski - a dedicated communist, a colonel in Russia's Red Army, and a highly-trained spy. Nor do they know that 'Agent Sonya' is currently helping the Soviet Union to build the atom bomb.

Opening music: Kühle Wampe oder Wem gehört die Welt? Solidaritätslied by Hanns Eisler from album Bye-Bye Berlin, performed by Quatuor Manfred, Harmonia Mundi
Closing music: Suite No 2 Op 2 Niemandsland i by Hanns Eisler from album Roaring Eisler, performed by H K Gruber and Modern Ensemble, RCA Red Seal

Anne-Marie Duff reads the incredible true story of spy, Ursula Kuczynski. By Ben MacIntyre

Anne-Marie Duff reads the incredible story of spy Ursula Kuczynski. By Ben MacIntyre.