The Secret History Of Gchq

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How Scarborough saved the world20191021

Stories from the intelligence agency’s hidden past, in some unlikely places. BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera reveals how GCHQ has been listening in for 100 years, starting just after the end of the First World War and through to the present day. We hear from people who worked at the listening station in Scarborough during the Second World War and the Cold War. And Gordon reveals the vital role played by the Scarborough station during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Producer: Claire Read

Stories from the hidden past of the intelligence agency.

Stories from the intelligence agency's hidden past - listening in for the last 100 years.

How Scarborough saved the world2019102120191023 (R4)

Stories from the intelligence agency’s hidden past, in some unlikely places. BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera reveals how GCHQ has been listening in for 100 years, starting just after the end of the First World War and through to the present day. We hear from people who worked at the listening station in Scarborough during the Second World War and the Cold War. And Gordon reveals the vital role played by the Scarborough station during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Producer: Claire Read

Stories from the hidden past of the intelligence agency.

Stories from the intelligence agency's hidden past - listening in for the last 100 years.

Spying in Berlin and Bude20191028

How the intelligence agency changed direction after the end of the Cold War - and faced the challenges of the digital age. BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera becomes the first journalist allowed to record inside GCHQ's listening station at Bude, which has spied on global communications satellites for decades. Taking us from the Cold War, when GCHQ was quietly eavesdropping on the front lines in Berlin, to the current digital era, Gordon finds out how it has been forced out into the open.
Producer; Claire Read

How the intelligence agency changed direction after the Cold War

Stories from the intelligence agency's hidden past - listening in for the last 100 years.

Spying in Berlin and Bude2019102820191030 (R4)

How the intelligence agency changed direction after the end of the Cold War - and faced the challenges of the digital age. BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera becomes the first journalist allowed to record inside GCHQ's listening station at Bude, which has spied on global communications satellites for decades. Taking us from the Cold War, when GCHQ was quietly eavesdropping on the front lines in Berlin, to the current digital era, Gordon finds out how it has been forced out into the open.
Producer; Claire Read

How the intelligence agency changed direction after the Cold War

Stories from the intelligence agency's hidden past - listening in for the last 100 years.

01How Scarborough Saved The World2019102120191023 (R4)Stories from the intelligence agency’s hidden past, in some unlikely places. BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera reveals how GCHQ has been listening in for 100 years, starting just after the end of the First World War and through to the present day. We hear from people who worked at the listening station in Scarborough during the Second World War and the Cold War. And Gordon reveals the vital role played by the Scarborough station during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Producer: Claire Read

Stories from the hidden past of the intelligence agency.

Stories from the intelligence agency's hidden past - listening in for the last 100 years.

02Spying In Berlin And Bude2019102820191030 (R4)How the intelligence agency changed direction after the end of the Cold War - and faced the challenges of the digital age. BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera becomes the first journalist allowed to record inside GCHQ's listening station at Bude, which has spied on global communications satellites for decades. Taking us from the Cold War, when GCHQ was quietly eavesdropping on the front lines in Berlin, to the current digital era, Gordon finds out how it has been forced out into the open.
Producer; Claire Read

How the intelligence agency changed direction after the Cold War

Stories from the intelligence agency's hidden past - listening in for the last 100 years.