Posts Tagged ‘FCO’

The CIA Spying On Spy Fiction – Scorpio

Published June 15th 2016

While the CIA have been assisting films such as Scorpio for decades they maintain very few records of their involvement in these productions, making it difficult to know how influential the Agency is in this arena. A different but somewhat fruitful angle of inquiry is in the CIA’s records of the media discussion of spy books and films in the form of reports, reviews, ratings and discussions. Files resulting from their open source monitoring of this media coverage shows that spy fiction is a topic the CIA have obsessed over throughout their existence.

ClandesTime 070 – Fun With FOIA: Part II

Published February 11th 2016

This short episode is an update on my recent Freedom of Information fun. I talk about my successful and not so successful requests to the Pentagon and my ongoing struggle with the Foreign Office to reveal further details of their involvement in the entertainment industry. Finally I outline my efforts to find out more information about how a movie crew was allowed to blow up a bus in central London and why the MOD, MI5 and MI6 were told in advance but the public wasn’t.