The daughter and the double agent


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As a young woman Ieva Lesinska was faced with an agonising choice. Defect to the US with her double agent father, or stay in Latvia with her mother and renounce him as a traitor. Ieva says it was like she was living in a spy movie, and a film has now been made about her life, it's called: 'My father, the spy.' Presenter: Emily Webb Producer: Deiniol Buxton Picture: Ieva Lesinska as a toddler with her father Imants Lesinski Credit: Ieva Lesinska

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