Plays Directory : Pack of Lies

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Hugh Whitemore
  • Written
  • Setting
    London, 1960s
  • Overview
    Based on a true story, the plot centres on Bob and Barbara Jackson and their daughter Julie, a television reporter and newspaper journalist in the UK. The Jacksons are friendly with their neighbours, Peter and Helen Kroger, until the couple are arrested and charged with espionage in 1961. It is revealed the Krogers actually are Morris and Lona Cohen, who during the 1950s and 60s worked with fellow spy Gordon Lonsdale photographing and encoding as microdots various pieces of material which they then sent to their colleagues in Russia.

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