Friday, May 09, 2008

Moura Budberg documentary on BBC4

I was wondering why people have been landing on this blog over the past couple of days after searching for "Moura Budberg".

The answer is that there was a documentary about her in BBC4's Storyville series. In it Dimitri Collingridge attempted to uncover the truth about her life. Moura is his great, great aunt, just as she is Nick Clegg's.

You can watch the documentary via the BBC website for the next few days.

It comes to much the same conclusion that I did in my New Statesman piece. While Moura undoubtedly had connections in the intelligence world, the idea of her as a spy was largely the stuff of legend - and she helped to write that legend herself.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can watch the documentary via the BBC website for the next few days. ?

Jonathan said...

That's what it says.

Have you thought of following the link?