Spy School (TV series)


Spy School (TV series)

"Spy School" was a television program which aired on TechTV in 2003 that showed viewers the inside of spying using intrigue, surveillance, and gadgets. Spy School lifts the lid on the techniques of the world's most secret intelligence agencies. From losing a tail to recruiting a double agent, Spy School has all you need to know. The main presenter David Shayler used to work for British intelligence, and now co-hosts the show with Lorna Watson and Julian Rolfe. Together they demonstrate how the world of espionage isn't all vodka martinis and mini-helicopters.

It is currently being shown in the UK on Virgin1.

Hosts

* David Shayler
* Julian Rofe
* Lorna Watson

Episodes

* Episode 1: Agent Training
Exposing the workings of the world's most efficient secret services, this edition looks at spy training exercises as used by MI6 and MI5.

* Episode 2: Tailing Surveillance
This show looks at surveillance and successful tailing techniques.

* Episode 3: Resist Interrogation
This edition reveals the best ways to resist interrogation and torture using techniques developed by the CIA, the KGB, and MI6.

* Episode 4: Cover Story
Ex-MI5 intelligence officer David Shayler examines the lie detector and reveals how to plan the perfect cover story.

* Episode 5: Evasion Techniques
This episode looks at successful car evasion techniques and reveals the best way to lose a tail.

* Episode 6: Hostage Negotiation
This show investigates hostage negotiation and kidnap survival techniques.

* Episode 7: Code Breaking
This edition gets to grips with code breaking with expert help from world encryption authority Simon Singh.

* Episode 8: Electronic Surveillance
This show looks at all methods of electronic surveillance, from the best bugs to secret cameras.

* Episode 9: Recruit New Agents
With expert advice from ex-MI5 officer David Shayler, this show looks at the most successful ways to recruit new agents and spies, from bribery to flattery.

* Episode 10: Firearms Training
This show looks at weapons handling and reveals some of the most lethal assassination techniques.

* Episode 11: Exchanging Covert Information
This show examines dead drops, brush passes, and other MI6 and KGB methods of exchanging covert information.

* Episode 12: Spy Centers
This show takes us on a tour of some of the most covert spy centers in the United Kingdom today.

* Episode 13: Disguise
David Shayler examines the covert techniques of effective disguise and how to make a microdot.

* Episode 14: Sexpionage
We take a look at the sexpionage techniques of legendary lovers, Mata Hari and Casanova.

* Episode 15: Psychic Spying
We investigate psychic spying techniques with the help of former CIA spy Uri Geller.

References

[http://www.radiotimes.com television listings at RadioTimes]


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