Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Dramatised) : Smiley Radio Plays

  • by John le Carré
  • Narrated by Simon Russell Beale, Anna Chancellor, Alex Jennings, Kenneth Cranham, Bill Paterson
  • Series: Smiley Radio Plays
  • 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • original_recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Smiley, wrestling with retirement and disillusionment, is summoned to a secret meeting with a member of the Cabinet Office. Evidence has emerged that the Circus has been infiltrated at the highest level by a Russian agent. 'Find the mole, George. Clean the stables. Do whatever is necessary.' Reluctantly Smiley agrees, and so embarks on a dark journey into his past a past filled with love, duplicity and betrayal.
Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley, and with a star cast including Anna Chancellor, Alex Jennings, Kenneth Cranham, and Bill Paterson, this epic dramatisation brilliantly depicts the complicated moral dilemmas of those who practice post-war espionage and illuminates the murky corners of le Carré's classic spy thriller - the first in the Karla trilogy.


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A great dramatisation of a classic spy tale

What can I say -I am a great fan of Le carre especially his cold war / british secret service era books and this is the best. The dramatisation really brings out the mixture of disillusionment, bureacracy and office politics but with deadly stakes and high tension
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- Alistair


A great story but the dramatisation is so well done with Simon Russell Beale outstanding that it is worth listening too even if you know the book well.
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- Mr. Alan Willis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited