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The secret services tried to recruit Westminster Lobby Correspondent Julia Langdon at school. Ever since she has been fascinated by espionage. She uncovers how women are recruited then and now.

Julia goes "behind the wire" at GCHQ to discover how they are targeting potential female employees at university and school. She interviews former head of MI5 Eliza Manningham-Buller who tells her how she was recruited, chats to two sisters about their secret work in the Second World War, and meets a former Miss Moneypenny who talks about working for MI6.

Presenter: Julia Langdon
Producer: David Morley
A Bite Media production for BBC Radio 4

Julia Langdon uncovers how women spooks have been recruited over the years.

The secret services tried to recruit Westminster Lobby Correspondent Julia Langdon at school. Ever since she has been fascinated by espionage. She uncovers how women are recruited then and now.

Julia goes ""behind the wire"" at GCHQ to discover how they are targeting potential female employees at university and school. She interviews former head of MI5 Eliza Manningham-Buller who tells her how she was recruited, chats to two sisters about their secret work in the Second World War, and meets a former Miss Moneypenny who talks about working for MI6.

Presenter: Julia Langdon

Producer: David Morley

A Bite Media production for BBC Radio 4.