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It’s hard to know who to root for in Ken Hughes’s wildly inaccurate Civil War drama. Richard Harris’s Cromwell is a killjoy grump, and Alec Guinness’s Charles I a languid fop with questionable relatives. By Alex von Tunzelmann
The spy who loathed me: Feud between John le Carre and George Smiley
It has now thrillingly emerged that this master of spies was a man called John 'Jack' Bingham, who was one of MI5's most adept and loyal officers. He had a career in MI5 that lasted some four decades.
Actor Alec Guinness in a thoughtful mood.
Actor Alec Guinness in a thoughtful mood. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images