The Courier – A No-Spoiler Quick-Fire Look

Contributed by: Tom Pizzato - Spy Movie Navigator

Join us as we take a quick-fire look at the spy thriller, THE COURIER, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Merab Ninidze!


This movie is based on the real-world Cold War events surrounding the British Salesman, Greville Wynne, and a Russian diplomat, Oleg Penkovsky.

So, listen as we discuss the major themes of the movie.

Episode Notes

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Our no-spoiler Quick-Fire look at The Courier looks at:

  • The real-world story of Greville Wynne and Oleg Penkovsky
  • A brief discussion of the Cuban Missile Crisis which is a key plotpoint in the movie
  • How friendship and loyalty are important themes in this movie
  • The actors and their performances
  • What Would YOU do
  • and more …