The Honourable Schoolboy (Dramatised) : Smiley Radio Plays

  • by John le Carré
  • Narrated by Simon Russell Beale
  • Series: Smiley Radio Plays
  • 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

George Smiley has become acting chief of the Circus, but the credibility of the British Secret Service has been shattered. Smiley's adversary is Karla, the Soviet officer who masterminded the Circus's ruin. His battleground is Hong Kong and his choice of weapons is the Honourable Gerald Westerby.
A brand new Radio 4 full cast dramatisation of the classic George Smiley novel by John le Carre, starring Simon Russell Beale. This is the sixth in the major new series of all eight George Smiley spy thrillers on radio.


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

The Honourable Schoolboy

Perhaps the best novel written by John Le Carre. The characters are wonderfully well described and the dialogue is superb. The description of countries I've never seen makes them come alive in my mind.

My most pleasurable read for a while.
Read full review

- Mike

classic story told well

I must admit being a fan of the Bernard Hepton version of smiley I was sceptical but beale does a good job aided by a talented cast. a pacy retelling which keeps the essence of the book very enjoyable
Read full review

- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-02-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited