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  • Christopher Andrew

    An unprecedented publishing event: to mark the centenary of its foundation, the British Security Service, MI5, has for the first time opened its archives to an independent historian. The book reveals the precise role of the Security Service in twentieth-century British history, from its foundation by Captain Kell of the British Army in October 1909, through two world wars, up to and including its present roles in counterespionage and counterterrorism. The book describes how MI5 has been managed, what its relationship has been with government, where it has triumphed, and where it has failed. In all of this no restriction has been placed on the judgments made by the author. Defend the...read more

  • Christopher Andrew

    Based on unprecedented access to a secret archive of intelligence, The Sword and the Shield presents by far the most complete picture we have ever had of the KGB and its operations in the United States and Europe, revealing for the first time the full extent of its worldwide network. Vasili Mitrokhin worked for almost thirty years in the foreign intelligence archives of the KGB. Mitrokhin spent over a decade making notes and transcripts of these highly classified files which, at enormous personal risk, he smuggled daily out of the archives and kept beneath his dacha floor. Now he has offered Christopher Andrew exclusive access to his archive. The picture that emerges in this sobering book...read more

  • Christopher Andrew

    The history of espionage is far older than any of today's intelligence agencies, yet the long history of intelligence operations has been largely forgotten. The codebreakers at Bletchley Park, the most successful World War II intelligence agency, were completely unaware that their predecessors in earlier moments of national crisis had broken the codes of Napoleon during the Napoleonic wars and those of Spain before the Spanish Armada. Those who do not understand past mistakes are likely to repeat them. Intelligence is a prime example. At the outbreak of World War I, the grasp of intelligence shown by US President Woodrow Wilson and British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith was not in the same...read more

  • Christopher Andrew

    The Sword and the Shield is a compelling-and historically significant-narrative destined to cast new light on the Soviet...read more

  • Christopher Douglas And Andrew Nickolds.

    Curmudgeonly author Ed Reardon is back - author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans. 'The funniest sitcom to ever grace Radio 4' - Radio Times In these six episodes, Ed and Elgar return to London (from their failed jaunt living in a shepherd's hut in the country) destitute and on the lookout for a new roof over their respective heads, where he bumps into Geoff Daytona - a rich successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker Ed was at school with. Surely big bucks are in Ed’s future when Geoff commissions Ed with writing his self-help book – The Geoff...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    The complete Series 12 of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy, starring Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon 'The funniest sitcom ever to grace Radio 4’ Radio Times Curmudgeonly author Ed Reardon is back – sent down from University and temporarily living in a hotel, where he’s trying to write a novel. With Ping away ‘oop North’, Ed has a new agent, Maggie, a jam-making, sock-knitting ‘older lady’. Can she help him to turn his fortunes around? In these six episodes, Ed gets a writing gig on ‘Your Motorhome Magazine’ – and moves into exciting new accomodation; attends his annual health check, where he gets inspiration for...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    The complete Series 9 of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy, starring Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon ‘This is not just funny, it’s comic genius’ Radio Times Ed Reardon, ‘the curmudgeon’s curmudgeon’, leads us through the ups and downs of his week in this ninth series of the award-winning radio sitcom, written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. In these six episodes, Ed writes a personal statement and applies for a proper job; finds himself becoming the oldest intern in town (and sharing an office with Ping) and pens a script for Jaz Milvain's latest movie. In addition, he enrols in a clinical trial; takes up a professorship at a prestigious writing retreat and...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    Christopher Douglas stars as Ed Reardon in the complete Series 8 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy series ‘The funniest sitcom ever to grace Radio 4’ Radio Times Ed Reardon - hack writer, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email - returns in the radio sitcom, written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. In these six episodes, Ed finds himself enjoying ‘weekend-ish things’; working with his son Jake on a piece of ‘genuine’ factutainment; writing a tribute for Jaz Milvane’s 60th birthday celebrations; starring on local radio; lending some authentic ‘oldspeak’ to the modern gaming fraternity; and searching for a new home when his landlord...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    Christopher Douglas stars as Ed Reardon in the complete Series 10 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy series ‘The funniest sitcom ever to grace Radio 4’ Radio Times Ed Reardon - hack writer, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email - returns in the radio sitcom, written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Starring Christopher Douglas as Ed with a supporting cast including Stephanie Cole, Philip Jackson, Alison Steadman, Geoffrey Whitehead and Barunka O’Shaughnessy. Duration: 3 hours...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas) – author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email – returns for a third series. In these six episodes, Ed finds his literary juices are flowing after a new commission, and a visit by his father brings thoughts of inheritance to the misanthropic writer’s mind. As well as venting his spleen writing corporate scripts, Ed also uses his skills to update obituaries – and produces a savage profile of an old friend. Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds, Ed Reardon’s Week includes guest appearances by Sean Lock, Laura Solon, Mark Watson, Morwenna Banks and David Warner. Ed Reardon’s Week was voted Best Radio Programme...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas) - author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email - returns for a fourth series. In these six episodes, Ed surprises the literary world by still being alive and finds romance. He also, finally, comes up with a once-in-a-lifetime idea - but then loses it. And in the last episode, 'Trimarans That Pass in the Night', love is in the air for Ed. But it’s far from plain sailing. Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds, this complete fourth series of Ed Reardon's Week includes guest appearances by Morwenna Banks and Geoffrey McGivern. Ed Reardon's Week was voted Best Radio Programme by the Broadcasting Press...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    Ed Reardon (played by Christopher Douglas) is a failed writer, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email. Living with his cat in a one-bedroom flat, this bearded divorcee grumbles at a modern world seemingly run by 12-year-olds, while churning out books such as Jane Seymour’s Household Hints and Pet Peeves (to pay the bills) and trying to live off the royalties of his 1982 episode of Tenko (£17 per annum). We track Ed’s attempts to gain the literary success he feels is due in this painfully funny and extraordinarily clever sitcom. Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds, Ed Reardon’s Week includes marvellous supporting roles from Stephanie Cole, John Fortune and Sally...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    Series 7 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy starring Christopher Douglas, John Fortune, Stephanie Cole and Sally Hawkins. 'A masterpiece of comedic melancholy' - The Stage. Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together. In these six episodes, austerity has hit Ed hard. But things may be looking up as Ed starts working with the most disturbingly fresh and mesmerizingly compelling voice of his generation, Ben Herbert and finds himself employed on a corporate video along with...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas) - author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email - returns for another series. In these six episodes, Ed performs at the Berkhamsted Festival of Literature (in a jazz band), writes the links for TV's Japanese Night (with his own episode of Tenko as the centrepiece), and finds himself in hospital with his beloved laptop. Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds, Ed Reardon's Week includes supporting roles from Stephanie Cole as Olive, John Fortune as Felix and Barunka O'Shaughnessy as Ping. Ed Reardon's Week was voted Best Radio Programme by the Broadcasting Press...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans. In these six episodes, Ed and Mary Potter are in a record breaking second month of partnership 'bliss'. But work isn’t going so well: it's time for Ed to drag out the old jeans, buy a mobile phone and cut ten years off the CV as the new Head of New Media Development is a genuine 12-year-old. And after a run-in with the Head of Stakeholder Communications Engagement at a local council meeting, Ed finds himself in anger management classes. Plus, Jaz suggests that Ed revive one of his old stage shows,...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans. In these six episodes, Ed is now a happily-retired author. Not only that but he's well fed, warm and happily ensconced in Berkhamsted's premier accommodation of choice for the financially distressed. He has a new member in his writing class, Clive, who is actually impressed by Ed's writing portfolio. But when an opportunity arises to go on a cruise with Jaz and the band, Ed takes up the offer in order to find creative reinvigoration at sea. In addition, Ed is a surprise hit when he takes part in a new...read more

  • Peter James

    This “highly recommended” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) collection edited by New York Times bestselling author Lee Child pairs the beloved characters of twenty-two internationally bestselling writers in “a must-read for fans of the thriller genre. Very rarely does this kind of star power assemble for one anthology, and each story delivers the goods” (The Real Book Spy). The incredible follow-up to FaceOff features twenty-two of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers pairing their series characters in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). MatchUp takes the never-before-seen bestseller...read more