The Spying Game: Hooray for Hollywood

Podcast by Spyscape, 18th May 2022

How closely do the silver screen and the spying game overlap? Deep State, Star Wars Rogue One, The Mark of Cain and The Night Manager star, Alistair Petrie, meets former field agent and CIA Chief of Disguise, Jonna Mendez.

Presenter Rory Bremner hears it all, from Jonna’s recollections of the real Argo operation, to the spy tactics used to protect props on Star Wars and how The Planet of the Apes helped the CIA go full Ethan Hunt.

Listen from 20:10 for a brief anecdote about filming The Terror.