Box Office 020 7520 1490

Agent Jack: Fighting the Nazis on British Soil

Robert Hutton and Helen Fry

Sun 3 Mar 2019

Agent Jack: Fighting the Nazis on British Soil

Robert Hutton and Helen Fry

Robert Hutton speaker
Helen Fry chair

June 1940: Britain is Hitler’s next target. But not everyone fears a Nazi invasion; some British citizens determine to do all they can to hasten it. Throughout WWII, Britain’s defence against the enemy within was Eric Roberts, a former bank clerk. Extraordinarily charismatic, he played his greatest role for MI5 – as Hitler’s man in London.

Codenamed Jack King, he single-handedly built a network of hundreds of British Nazi sympathisers, with many passing secrets to him in the mistaken belief that he was a Gestapo officer. Operation Fifth Column was so covert it was omitted from the reports MI5 sent to Churchill.

Robert Hutton reveals this astonishing story, told for the first time, in conversation with Helen Fry.

Robert Hutton is an author and UK political correspondent for Bloomberg News. He studied A.I. at Edinburgh University before going on to work at The Daily Mirror and The Financial Times.

Helen Fry is an historian and biographer and the author of more than 20 books focusing on intelligence, prisoners of war and the social history of WWII.

Date & time:Sun 3 Mar 2019 – 6.30pm
Venue:Hall Two
+ £3 booking fee.

Booking Fees

A booking fee of £3.00 per transaction will be triggered in accordance with the type of tickets in your shopping basket. All tickets, including the £9.50 Savers, are subject to a booking fee, with the exemptions of flat-rate £9.50 tickets (not advertised as Savers), and any other tickets cheaper than £9.50. An optional postage fee of £1.50 is applied if you wish to receive your tickets by post. Booking fees do not apply to purchases made in person at the Box Office.

Availability:Tickets available
SAVE 15% when you book 3+ JBW events
Discount automatically applied when 3+ events have been added to your online basket. This offer is limited and subject to event availability. Offer excludes Saver Seats.

Browse more

Agent Jack: Fighting the Nazis on British Soil Back to top
Book tickets