marina watson pelaez


PROJECTS / The Spy Who

The Spy Who 

These are stories you were never meant to hear. The invisible but vital work of the world’s intelligence services: secret operatives playing to very different rules. The Spy Who, hosted by Indira Varma and Raza Jaffrey, takes you deep inside that shadow world to meet spies who risked everything in the national interest – or, sometimes, their own.

"Non-fiction, though scripted like a pulp thriller, it is as ludicrous, and as gripping, as any Bond film" — The Telegraph


"It’s irresistibly film-like, with dramatic recreations of scenes from the time." — The Guardian




As a researcher for this show for Wondery, I conducted biographical research, brainstormed titles and longlines, carried out thorough fact-checking sourced from various references and pinpointed compelling scenes to drive thought-provoking, character-driven narratives and enrich narrative authenticity. 

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