I recently saw a show on ABC iView called Mrs Wilson, starring the granddaughter of the eponymous Mrs Wilson, Ruth Wilson.
In 1963, her husband, Alexander, played by Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont) has a heartie and dies in their house in Ealing. She’s shattered, and doubly shattered when a woman fronts up saying she’s his wife and wants the effects. She’d met when he was working as a Bletchley Park type in about 1941.
She starts trying to work out what’s going on, by questioning Fiona Shaw, playing much the same role as in Killing Eve, and saying he was sacked as a spy in 1942 and to shut up, or she, and her two sons, will suffer.
She starts forging stuff, trying to keep what appears to be the truth, from her young adults sons from finding. Two more wives appear.
But one Indian guy keeps sticking up for him, he did invaluable work in pre-partition India.
The guy did write 27 novels, generally spy novels, but the British, despite denying his work, have still kept all of his work secret, even as lately as a couple of years ago.
Makes you wonder what lies and fake promises the Poms made in settling the partition.
The still won’t release details of the Irish Treaty, and that was 98 years ago. My suspicion is that it will uncover members of prominent Irish families as having been traitors to the Irish cause.