History is everywhere in popular culture. But the truth is harder to find.
A three-part podcast series by The National Archives, On the Record will take a closer look at the stories you think you know.
With the help of historians and record experts at The National Archives, we are going to use personnel files, secret government reports, and declassified correspondence to uncover the true stories of famous spies of British history, from King Alfred the Great to the Cambridge Five.
Episode one of On the Record: Spies will be available from Friday 3 May. Listen to it here or on podcast listening apps including iTunes, Spotify and Radio Public.