Alan Judd

From hot war to Cold War: GCHQ comes of age

10 September 2016 9:00 am

There are now enough books about Bletchley Park for it to become part of national mythology, along with the Tudors,…

Robert Nairac: brave to a fault

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Captain Robert Nairac was a Grenadier Guards officer serving in Northern Ireland when on 14 May 1977 he was abducted…

Baiting the trap with CHEESE: how we fooled the Germans in the second world war

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Second world war deception operations are now widely known, particularly those which misled the Germans into thinking that the D-Day…

The gripping story of the failed NKVD officer who fooled the FBI and the CIA

21 February 2015 9:00 am

This is not quite another story about a man who never was. But it is about a man who certainly…

Catherine Parr, whose dangerously reformist ‘Lamentation’ Shardlake must recover, comes over as a sympathetic and attractive figure

The Tudor sleuth who's cracked the secret of suspense

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Some reviewers are slick and quick. Rapid readers, they remember everything, take no notes, quote at will. I’m the plodding…

Why Jonathan Powell thinks we'll have to negotiate with al-Qa’eda

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Jonathan Powell is best known as Tony Blair’s fixer. He was intimately involved with the Northern Ireland peace process, about…

One of the five Jaguar C-X75s ever built.

Green wheels: the new eco cars

20 September 2014 10:40 am

The sparkiest new ecoluxe supercars

‘A public urinal where ministers and officials queued up to leak’

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Anyone brought up as I was in a Daily Express household in the 1950s — there were approaching 11 million…

George Blake returns to England in April 1953 after internment in North Korea, where he was possibly recruited by the KGB

'The Greatest Traitor: The Secret Lives of Agent George Blake', by Roger Hermiston

20 April 2013 9:00 am

The spy George Blake, doyen of traitors, turned 90 last year. Almost blind, he lives with his Russian wife outside…

F for Fabulous

1 December 2012 10:41 am

Jaguar’s new model is a beauty, but will it surpass the E-Type?