Listen very carefully – A Talk on Spy Films is coming

Posted by Tenby Museum on Jul 3, 2018 Blog, Event Archive No Comments

Tenby Museum is fortunate to have the acknowledged expert on spy movies giving a talk at the museum on Friday 20 July.

Film historian Richard Rhys Davies is the author of The International Spy Guide 1945 – 1989, a book described by Anthony Horowitz (who is widely published and the author of the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis) as “Nothing short of a treasure trove.  A great gift for anyone with an interest in spy films” and Kiss Kiss Kill Kill: The Graphic Art and Forgotten Spy Films of Cold War Europe For these works Richard reviewed over 2000 espionage films from over 65 countries, many of them forgotten and, like the best of spies, extremely hard to track down.  He will discuss how the books came to be written, the secret to the on-going popularity of spy films and will also consider the 1960s ‘Europsy’ genre in today’s Brexit Britain.  The talk will be illustrated by images from the extensive Kiss Kiss Kill Kill archive.

Richard was born in Tenby.  He studied film and photography in London before embarking on a twenty year career in film and television.  He worked as a film editor, sound designer and producer on an eclectic range of productions including extensive work with cult director Richard Stanley (Dust Devil, The Secret Glory) and lauded documentarist Rex Bloomstein (KZ, Lifer).  Other high pints included Mrs Bradley Mysteries with Diana Rigg, Conspiracy and Only Fools and Horses.  In 2005 Richard relocated to Pembrokeshire to start an internet business and develop The Kiss Kiss Kill Kill archive project.  He lives with his wife Clare, son Finn and fox terrier Chaucer inn Penally.

If you are interested in hearing this fascinating talk then please get in touch with the museum on 01834 842809 or via email

The talk starts at 7.00pm.