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Damian Lewis: Spy Wars

Homeland's Damian Lewis hosts this fascinating new series, exploring the true stories behind some of the world's most prolific covert operations. From KGB and French Intelligence to CIA and FBI, Lewis uncovers the thrilling undercover world of espionage, and the consequences for those involved.

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    Season 1, Episode 1

    M Life as a double agent can cause anyone to break. Part thriller, part charade; this is the story of Vladimir Vetrov, one of the most bizarre to emerge from the Cold War.

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      M Life as a double agent can cause anyone to break. Part thriller, part charade; this is the story of Vladimir Vetrov, one of the most bizarre to emerge from the Cold War.

      M This is the story of Robert Hanssen, who compromised operatives the FBI had working in Russia. Host Damian Lewis reveals how Hanssen's actions brought the U.S. intelligence services to their knees.

      G Oleg Gordievsky is best remembered for risking his life to pull the world back from nuclear annihilation. Damian Lewis details the spy's incredible career and his gripping defection out of Russia.

      PG Damian Lewis examines the joint investigation between MI5, London's Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Unit, and the CIA to track down a homegrown Al Qaeda cell and stop their plans of destruction.

      M It's the stranger-than-fiction tale of how the CIA concocted an epic plan to smuggle out terrified diplomats trapped in Tehran in 1979. Their idea? Pretend they were a film crew for a sci-fi movie.

      M It was the biggest East-West swap since the Cold War: CIA and MI6 agents traded for Russian agents. This operation marked the beginning of a new era of espionage with Vladimir Putin at its core.

      MV Damian Lewis reveals how operatives pitted their wits against the notorious arms trader, Kremlin-backed Viktor Bout, posing as Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia and putting a stop to his empire.

      MC Season Final. Damian Lewis reveals the Mossad's audacious five-year mission in the 1980s, where "Operation Brothers" was initiated to rescue 12,000 Ethiopian Jews from Sudan - with a deep cover Scuba resort!