04 November 2021, The Tablet

Sixties spies

Sixties spies


The new Cold War drama series Glória opens (5 November) in August 1968 with news of the imminent Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia buzzing in the smoky bars and safe houses where members of the espionage community hang out. This Portuguese production (a first for Netflix) is set in rural Portugal, in a remote village called Glória de Ribatejo where RARET, an American-run Radio Free Europe centre, intercepts and disrupts broadcasts by the Soviets and their allies. In turn the centre fights a continual battle against the other side blocking their frequencies.

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