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Wesley Britton’s Books, Interviews, and Media Appearances


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

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 SpyWise.net. 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.

Dr. Britton is available for interviews and consulting – contact him at his eMail address.

For more information about Dr. Britton, please refer to the biography About Dr. Wesley Britton here at SpyWise.net.




Books ~

►   The Encyclopedia of TV Spies – BearManor Media, 2009

►   Onscreen and Undercover – The Ultimate Book of Movie Espionage – Praeger Publishers, 2006

►   Beyond Bond – Spies in Fiction and Film – Praeger Publishers, 2005

►   Spy Television – Praeger Publishers, 2004




Wes Britton on the Air ~

  • Dave White Presents ~
    From August 2008 to October 2015, Wes Britton was co-host and co-producer of Dave White’s internet radio program, broadcast over station KSAV.org. Broadcast twice every other Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EST, then at 7:30 pm PST, Dave White Presents covered the latest in movies, music, books, and TV. Wes interviewed the likes of George Lazenby, Gary Burghoff, Bill Mumy, Barry Mcguire, Buffy St. Marie, and members of musical groups from Steppenwolf to the Archies to the Ventures.

►   To find out whom Wes Britton interviewed 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 on Facebook

►   Dave White Presents on Twitter


  • Other Radio and Television Appearances ~

►   Cocktail Nation, April 3, 2010 – With host Koop Kooper, Wes Britton paid tribute to Robert Culp, on Show Number 118.

►   TV Confidential, April 7, 2010 – Host Ed Robertson interviewed Wes on this KSAV internet radio program.

►   Radio Once More, Feb. 3, 2010 – Host Neal Ellis interviewed Wes Britton. This program was rebroadcast on Aug. 9, 2010.

►   The Jordan Rich Show, March 22, 2009 – Wes appeared on this WBZ 1030 Boston program, which also aired over WCCO 830 in St. Paul / Minneapolis.

►   Cocktail Nation, Feb. 23, 2008 – On Podcast Number 62, Wes Britton returned to visit host Koop Kooper.

►   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 on Fearless Radio.

►   Yesterday USA, Sept. 19, 2008 – From the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Neal Ellis interviewed Wes 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, on Podcast Number 34.

►   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 – Over WBZ in Boston, MA, Jordan Rich talks with Wes Britton about his book Onscreen and Undercover: The Ultimate Book of Movie Espionage.

►   The Jordan Rich Show, May 6, 2006 – Jordan talks with Wes 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 – Jordan talks with Wes Britton about his book Beyond Bond.

►   The Jordan Rich Show, July 18, 2004 – Jordan talks with Wes about his book Spy Television.

►   The Mike Donovan Show, June 16, 2004 – Over WEIR in Weirton, WV, Mike Donovan interviews Wes Britton.

►   Comcast Tonight, Mar. 12, 2004 – In Harrisburg, PA, Wes Britton was interviewed on this local cable television program.

►   Talking TV, Feb. 20, 2004 – In Washington, DC, Wes Britton was interviewed on this web-based radio program.




Wes Britton Lectures ~

►   Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, Clarion Hotel, Sept. 25, 2010, Aberdeen, MD – Wes Britton presented “Defeating Diabolical Masterminds – The History of Spy-Fi on Television”.

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

►   International Spy Museum, Feb. 23, 2006, Washington, D.C. – Spies on Screen – The Impossible Spy

►   International Spy Museum, Feb. 2, 2004, Washington, D.C. – Spies on Screen – 50 Years of Spy TV




Articles and Interviews ~

►   “Interview with ’Encyclopedia of TV Spies’ Author Dr. Wesley Britton” – CinemaRetro.com, April 9, 2009

►   DVD Geeks – Interview with Wes Britton posted March 3, 2009.

►   “Major New Web Site for Spy Movie Fans – Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s” – CinemaRetro.com, Oct. 26, 2007

►   Classic Images magazine – Interview with Wes Britton was published in Classic Images magazine, Issue 422, Dec. 2008, pps 29-31

►   “Spy Fact Meets Spy Fiction”, by Giles Wilson – BBC News On-Line, Jan. 24, 2009

►   “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 ~

►   James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films Are Not Enough, edited by Robert G. Weiner, B. Lynn Whitfield and Jack Becker, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Jan. 2011 – Wes Britton’s article on the music in the Bond films is one of 40 essays in this book from Cambridge University Press

►   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 – The Spy Report on LiveJournal.

►   The cover of Wes Britton’s Encyclopedia of TV Spies is now part of a new online book cover matching game on Freado.