A Murder of Quality (Dramatised) : Smiley Radio Plays

  • by John le Carré
  • Narrated by Simon Russell Beale, Geoffrey Palmer, Marcia Warren
  • Series: Smiley Radio Plays
  • 1 hrs and 27 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

A Murder of Quality, set in the early 1960s, sees George Smiley investigating a murder in a public school. When the wife of one of the masters is found bludgeoned to death, Smiley, out of loyalty to an old friend, agrees to look into the case. But his investigation raises a multitude of questions. Who could have hated Stella Rode enough to kill her? Why was her dog put down shortly before the murder? And what did Mad Janie see on that fatal night?
To discover the truth, Smiley must lift the lid on a world of hidden passions and dangerous hatreds.
Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley and with a distinguished cast, including Geoffrey Palmer and Marcia Warren, this tense, compelling dramatisation perfectly captures the atmosphere of le Carré's gripping, sophisticated thriller.


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Customer Reviews

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interesting story and dialogue

I would describe Le Carre's writing as 'good company'. The story and dialogue are interesting, and his characters are likeable and sympathetic. I feel I am in good company when I listen to his books and the dialogue of his characters. I suppose it is partly the friendliness and thoughtfulness of Smiley, for example, and his lady colleague, in this novel in particular.

But I felt the same about 'The Spy who Came in from the Cold'.
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- Colin


Well acted,but a very short story for the price.Should have been given away as a thank you to good customers!!!
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-06-2009
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited