He lies and lies and lies. Harold Russel ("Kim") Philby was a long standing "mole" in the British Secret Service. Reporter for The Times of London during Spanish Civil War the made several pro-fascist speeches in order to hide his clandestine liaison.
During WW2 at Section V of MI6 he was in charge of the Portuguese Desk. Trapped, at the press conference his face show how tense he was. Later he escaped to the Soviet Union where he wrote his memoirs, the book My Silent War.
He was there, at Old Bailey Central Court, in London, when Rogério de Menezes, the typist of the Portuguese Embassy, whose biography I wrote was under trial for espionage.