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Wes Britton’s Encyclopedia of TV Spies is now available as a Kindle—only $9.95!

Since the publication of his highly acclaimed Spy Television in 2004, Dr. Wesley Britton has become internationally recognized as an expert on spies in the media, in film, and in literature. He's now the author of four books on espionage, as well as the writer/editor of the many articles and resources available here at He's appeared twice at the International Spy Museum, multiple times on The Jordon Rich Show on Boston's WBZ, as well as other television and radio interview shows. He's been interviewed by various newspapers and periodicals including the BBC and the International Association of Tie-In Writers. His articles have been published by the Official Roger Moore Website and other authoritative online resources. Wes is available for interviews and consulting – contact him at his eMail address.

For more information about Dr. Britton, see the biography and curriculum vitae posted under the button About Dr. Wesley Britton at this website.

Dr. Wes Britton gives a lecture at the International Spy Museum, Washington DC.

Wesley Britton (left) meets the legendary Eli Wallach, star of The Impossible Spy.

A cool photo of Wes Britton tops the month of November on a new 2012 calendar of blind persons “living a good life.” Spend $5.00 and support Tri-County Assoc. for the Blind by ordering this snazzy large-print calendar at:


► About The Encyclopedia of TV Spies (BearManor Media, 2009)

► About Onscreen and Undercover:  The Ultimate Book of Movie Espionage (Praeger Publishers, 2006)

► About Beyond Bond:  Spies in Fiction and Film (Praeger Publishers, 2005)

► About Spy Television (Praeger Publishers, 2004)

The cover to Wes Britton’s Encyclopedia of TV Spies is now part of a new online book cover matching game:

Wes Britton’s article on the music in the Bond films is one of 40 essays in the new book from Cambridge UP, James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough.
Details at:

Wes Britton on the Air:

  • Dave White Presents

Since August 2008, Wes Britton is co-host and co-producer of Dave White's internet radio program, broadcast over station Broadcast twice every other Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EST, then at 7:30 Pacific p.m. , Dave White Presents covers the latest in movies, music, books, and TV. Wes has interviewed the likes of George Lazenby, Gary Burghoff, Bill Mumy, Barry Mcguire, Buffy St. Marie, and members of groups from Steppenwolf to the Archies to the Ventures.

To find out who Wes has been interviewing, and for other non-spy news, check out “Wes Britton’s Entertainment Scrapbook”

► Past programs are archived at Dave White's website.

Dave White Presents at Facebook

Dave White Presents on Twitter

  • Other Radio and Television Appearances

Wes Britton’s Feb. 3, 2010 interview with Neal Ellis on “Radio Once More” will be re-broadcast Mon. Aug 9, 2010 at 9:00 EST

On April 3,  2010, Wes Britton paid tribute to Robert Culp on Show No. 118 of Koop Cooper’s “Cocktail Nation”:

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. EST with Neal Ellis on online’s “Radio Once More.”

“TV Confidential” with Ed Robertson., April 7, 2009. Archived at

“The Jordan Rich Show.” March 22, 2009, WBZ 1030 in Boston and on WCCO 830 in St. Paul/Minneapolis. Listen to the podcast now:

On Feb. 23, 2008, Wes britton returned to visit host Koop Cooper’s “Cocktail Nation. The Podcast—Number 62—is available at—

DVD Geeks; Oct. 20, 2008 – Wes Britton joined the "DVD Geeks" on a special spy show installment of the internet radio program. Wes discussed the award-winning DVD box-set of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. The program was broadcast over the internet here on Fearless Radio, Monday night, at 7:00 p.m. Central, 8:00 p.m. East Coast, 5 p.m. West Coast. The podcast version is now available through the DVD Geeks website.

Yesterday USA (YUSA); Sept. 19, 2008 – From the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, Neal Ellis interviewed Wesley Britton for Sounds Like Yesterday on the internet radio program Yesterday USA (YUSA).

Cocktail Nation; Aug. 9, 2008 – Broadcasting from Sydney, Austrailia, Koop Kooper invited guests Wesley Britton, guitarist Vic Flick, and Spy-Fi's Tom Tremelo for an all-spy jazz show of spy talk and spy music. The program, #36, is available for podcast download or listening through the Cocktail Nation website.

Culture Shock; May 31, 2008 – Wes Britton joined former Irish private eye Sandra Mara, espionage novelist Charles Cumming and host Fionn Davenport for a panel discussion of spies and lies; Newstalk 106-108, Dublin, Ireland; 7:00 p.m. (Ireland), 2:00 p.m. (US East Coast), 11:00 a.m. (US West Coast).

The Jordan Rich Show; Feb. 17, 2007; WBZ – Jordan Rich talks with Wes Britton about his book Onscreen and Undercover: The Ultimate Book of Movie Espionage, out of Boston, MA.

The Jordan Rich Show; May 6, 2006; WBZ – Interview with Dr. Britton and film producer Harvey Chertok, The Impossible Spy. Both interviews can be heard over The Impossible Spy website.

The Jordan Rich Show; Sept. 10, 2005; WBZ – Interview, Beyond Bond.

The Jordan Rich Show; July 18, 2004; WBZ – Interview, Spy Television.

The Mike Donovan Show; June 16, 2004; WEIR – Interview with Wes Britton out of Weirton, WV.

Comcast Tonight; Mar. 12, 2004; Harrisburg, PA – Interview with Wes Britton over this local cable television program.

Talking TV; Feb. 20, 2004; Washington, D.C. – Interview with Wes Britton over this web-based radio program.

Wes Britton Lectures:

“Defeating Diabolical Masterminds: The History of `Spy-Fi’ on Television”-- Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, Clarion Hotel, Sept. 25, 2010; Aberdeen, MD

► "Dangerous Assignments: Our Best Forgotten TV Spies" – Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, Clarion Hotel, Sept. 18-20, 2008; Aberdeen, MD

► "Why Spies?" – Harrisburg Lions Club, luncheon address; Dec. 18, 2007; Harrisburg, PA

Spies on Screen: The Impossible SpyInternational Spy Museum; Feb. 23, 2006; Washington, D.C.

Spies on Screen: 50 Years of Spy TVInternational Spy Museum; Feb. 2, 2004

Articles and Interviews:


On March 3, 2009, an interview with Wes Britton was posted at the “DVD Geeks” website:

Major New Web Site For Spy Movie Fans - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s

Classic Images magazine, Issue 402, Dec. 2008, pps 29-31

► "Spy fact meets spy fiction," by Giles Wilson – BBC News On-Line, Jan. 24, 2006

► "Wesley Britton: Spy Television," by Lee Goldberg – The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, 2005

► "Alumni Spotlight:   The Spy Who Loved Cal U," by Beth Baxter – The Cal U Review: The California University of Pennsylvania Magazine, Fall 2004; Page 14

► "Classic spy genre television revisited," by Mary O. Bradley – Harrisburg Patriot-News, Mar. 21, 2004

Cited In:

Investigating Alias: Secrets and Spies (Investigating Cult TV), edited by Stacey Abbott and Simon Brown (I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2007)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classic Movies, by Lee Pfeiffer (Penguin Group, 2006)

News and Updates:

Spy news, views, updates – and your feedback – can be found at Wes Britton's blog:

TheSpyReport on

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