‘Spy Wars With Damian Lewis’ Preview Sunday On Smithsonian Channel


Premieres Sunday, April 26 at 8 p.m.

Vladmir Vetrov was a high-ranking KGB officer and secret operative for the French Intelligence Service – his story is one of the most bizarre to emerge from the years of the Cold War. In 1980 Vetrov made the decision to spy for the French and, as a secret agent, passed thousands of documents revealing the extraordinary depth of the Soviet espionage mission against the West. Vetrov would also pass back faulty information from the U.S. in a masterful decades-long Trojan Horse operation which fatally undermined Soviet science and technology.


Premieres Sunday, May 3 at 8 p.m.

After the fall of the Soviet Union a new Russia emerged – one of chaotic capitalism where businessmen stepped in to rule the economy. One of those men was Viktor Bout, and he would become one of the most infamous Russian businessmen in history and known as the Merchant of Death. A former spy, Bout became the world’s most dangerous arms dealer, a man responsible for the deaths of millions worldwide. His is a tale of greed and immorality that led to one of the most audacious undercover sting operations ever conducted.


Premieres Sunday, May 10 at 8 p.m.

In 1968, twenty-year-old Dani Limor was recruited by Mossad, Israel’s Intelligence Service, which had built a formidable reputation for its global operations. To this day, virtually all Limor’s assignments remain classified, but their successes made him one of Mossad’s top field agents and a legend in global intelligence circles. This is the story of how Mossad sent Limor and other undercover agents into enemy territory in one of the most daring rescue missions in the history of espionage.

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