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Watch All 8 Episodes in 7 Days For Free. Here’s How.
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 27, 2020
Watch Damian Lewis: Spy Wars instantly on NOW TV. The series is streaming until October 6, 2020. Want to watch for free? Start your 7-day free trial of NOW’s Entertainment Pass, then it auto-renews at £8.99 a month, unless cancelled. Watch all 8 episodes in 7 days! Find out episode information here.
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Espionage in the Spotlight
by Dorothy Rabinowitz | The Wall Street Journal | March 19, 2020
Smithsonian Channel’s series tells shockingly true stories of the clandestine variety. In 1968, a loyal officer of the KGB is so shaken by the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia that he becomes an operative for British and American intelligence—one, “Spy Wars” reveals (begins Sunday, 8 p.m., Smithsonian Channel), destined to be of historic importance. This is the saga of Oleg Gordievsky—subject of the first episode of this eight-part weekly series, and a rich portrait it is. When his role of many years as a spy for the British and Americans finally becomes known to the Kremlin, quick exfiltration becomes an urgent necessity. His 1985 getaway in the trunk of a car driven by unflappable MI6 agents, who get him safely to Finland despite suspicious Russian border guards—and the howls of their alert dogs, who quiet down when the car’s driver throws them a treat—is an escape sequence to cherish.
In 2001, Robert Hanssen—one of the FBI’s most trusted agents—is unmasked as the mole who had, for 20 years, betrayed the identities of American assets in the Soviet Union and then Russia, thus ensuring their deaths at the hands of execution squads.
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Spy Wars with Damian Lewis: The Man Who Saved the World (Full Episode)
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 15, 2020
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At a time when the Cold War spying game was in full swing, Oleg Gordievsky was one of the KGB’s rising stars…and biggest traitors. For years, he provided top-secret Russian intelligence to the British, but he is best remembered for risking his life in 1983 to pull the world back from the brink of nuclear annihilation. Presented by host Damian Lewis and backed by firsthand accounts by Gordievsky himself, we detail the spy’s incredible career as a double agent and his gripping defection out of Russia.
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by Torin Douglas | Broadcasting Press Guild | February 13, 2020
Nominations for the 46th annual BPG Television and Radio Awards have now been released. The BPG Awards honor work that has been commissioned or premiered in the UK and screened in 2019. Prized by programme-makers, the nominations are chosen independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and previewers.
Television nominations for this year’s BPG Awards in the Best Documentary Series category are Thatcher: A Very British Revolution (BBC Two), shortlisted alongside Damian Lewis: Spy Wars (A+E Networks), and three BBC One series: Seven Worlds, One Planet; Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History; and The Repair Shop.
The BPG Awards lunch will be held at Banking Hall in London on Friday, March 13, 2020. The awards lunch will be attended by the winners, BPG members, leading broadcasting executives and sponsored for the fourth year by Virgin Media.
Congratulations to Damian Lewis and his brother Gareth Lewis on the nomination!
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Official Press Release, Trailer, and Episode Guide
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 12, 2020
NEW SERIES HOSTED BY THE EMMY® AND GOLDEN GLOBE® WINNING ACTOR TO PREMIERE SUNDAY, MARCH 22 AT 8PM ET/PT
Where to watch streaming: Hulu Live, iTunes, Amazon Prime, fuboTV (free 7-day trial), YouTube TV w/Smithsonian Channel, and Vudu.
NEW YORK – February 12, 2020 – Smithsonian Channel is set to investigate some of the most shocking and explosive cases of espionage over the last 50 years. SPY WARS WITH DAMIAN LEWIS features the incredible true stories of spy wars fought in the shadows, from the turbulent years of the Cold War to the Iran Hostage Crisis and the discovery of a complex web of sleeper agents living in the U.S. – a major inspiration for the plot of The Americans. Each episode of this new eight-part series sees host Damian Lewis revealing these remarkable tales of the secretive world of government intelligence, surveillance and international conspiracy plots with interviews from the experts and eyewitnesses that lived through them. SPY WARS WITH DAMIAN LEWIS premieres Sunday, March 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.
The series premiere episode, THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD, recounts the story of Oleg Gordievsky – a KGB agent who may have singlehandedly averted World War III. Posted to the Soviet embassy in London by the KGB, Gordievsky would become disenfranchised by the Soviet agenda and, in a shocking move, flipped to become a double agent for British intelligence MI6. What was to follow was a years-long effort by Gordievsky to pass Soviet intelligence to the British, all but preventing a nuclear Armageddon between the Soviet Union and the West.