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True Spies Monday, 11 November, 2002, 11:12 GMT
Could you be a spy?
Can you pass former Special Branch Officer Tony Robinson's spy test?
As revealed in the True Spies TV series, former Special Branch Officer Tony Robinson recruited and handled spies for 18 years.

Have you got what it takes to be a secret agent? Take Tony's test now and see if he would take you on...

What is the ideal home set-up for a secret spy?
A: Single, with few friends and no commitments
B: Settled with a long-term partner
C: No fixed abode and no friends
You are working as a spy – who do you confide in?
A: Nobody, you can’t trust anybody
B: Anybody you think can be trusted
C: Your partner and/or a trusted old friend
You’ve been asked to infiltrate a subversive group on the far left – what do you wear?
A: Fancy dress – it’s important to prove you have a sense of humour
B: Suit
C: Casual clothes
You are asked if you want to spy for the security services. Why would you accept the offer?
A: You are patriotic and attracted by the excitement of being a spy
B: You’ll do anything for anyone for money
C: You have strong political views – you know your own mind
The Security Service believes that a pressure group has been infiltrated by subversives - you are asked to befriend the leader. Do you:
A: Attend social gatherings but never drink alcohol – you can’t let your cover slip
B: At the first opportunity discuss politics with the leader – you have to prove your commitment
C: Begin to build up a close friendship - you want the leader to share personal problems with you too
You are at a meeting with the leadership of a far Right organisation the security services regard as dangerous. You have to meet your handler in 10 minutes but the meeting is overrunning. Do you:
A: Get up and leave – you can’t be late
B: Make an excuse and leave confidently without arousing suspicion
C: Stay until the end of the meeting – the handler will have to come and find you another time.
You have to attend a 4-hour meeting and remember large numbers of facts. Do you:
A: Take a hidden tape recorder - you’d never remember all those names and facts
B: Rely on your memory
C: Take copious notes throughout the meeting
Somebody suspects a mole and points the finger at you. Do you:
A: Immediately accuse somebody else and explain why you’re suspicious
B: Passionately defend yourself, citing how trustworthy you are
C: Run away immediately, you don’t want to get hurt
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