Media playback is unsupported on your device

Dame Stella Rimington: 'My novels are cleared by MI5'

30 June 2014 Last updated at 09:41 BST

The novelist and former head of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington, has spoken of having to submit her books to the security service for clearance.

Dame Stella's eight novel, Close Call, is particularly timely - describing a group of young men from the UK joining jihadi groups abroad and becoming radicalised.

She told BBC Breakfast that she has occasionally been asked to change names and places by MI5.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.