Book Discussion on Illegal Action

Stella Rimington, the head of Britain’s Security Service (commonly known as MI5) from 1992 to 1996, talks about her latest spy novel… read more

Stella Rimington, the head of Britain’s Security Service (commonly known as MI5) from 1992 to 1996, talks about her latest spy novel (Illegal Action), her experiences at MI5, and the state of intelligence gathering today. Ms. Rimington responded to questions from the audience following her remarks.

Stella Rimington joined MI5 in 1965 and became director of the counter-subversion, counter-espionage, and counter-terrorism branches before being appointed director-general of the whole organization in 1992. She is the author of Open Secret, her memoir, and the novels At Risk and Secret Asset. close

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Book Discussion on Illegal Action

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 10, 2008
Last Aired:
Sep 6, 2008

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  • Aug 10, 2008 | 7:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 30, 2008 | 7:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 06, 2008 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 06, 2008 | 11:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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