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Publisher Description

The complete collection of acclaimed BBC Radio dramas based on John le Carre's bestselling novels, starring Simon Russell Beale as George Smiley.

With a star cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Brian Cox, Ian MacDiarmid, Anna Chancellor, Hugh Bonneville and Lindsay Duncan, these enthralling dramatisations perfectly capture the atmosphere of le Carre's taut, thrilling spy novels.

Call for the Dead is the first Smiley novel, which sees him looking into an apparent suicide only to uncover a murderous conspiracy;

A Murder of Quality finds Smiley investigating a murder in a private school;

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold introduces Alec Leamas, a British intelligence officer whose East Berlin network is in tatters;

The Looking Glass War features former spy Fred Leiser, lured back from retirement to investigate a claim that Soviet missiles are being installed close to the West German border;

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is the first book in the Karla trilogy, and sees Smiley searching for a mole who has infiltrated the Circus;

The Honourable Schoolboy sees Smiley determined to destroy his nemesis, Karla, and his spy networks;

Smiley's People finds George Smiley called out of retirement to exorcise some Cold War ghosts from his clandestine past;

The Secret Pilgrim sees Smiley invited to dine with the eager new recruits at the Circus. He offers them his thoughts on espionage and, in doing so, prompts a former colleague to re-examine his own eventful secret life.

'A radio triumph...Simon Russell Beale's pitch-perfect master spy' - "Financial Times".

Duration: 19 hours.

Mysteries & Thrillers
Full Cast
hr min
June 2
BBC Audio

Customer Reviews

Roger Angus ,

Superb Production and Acting

Le Carré’s novels are incredible on their own, but the BBC has done them an amazing service by producing these stories into suspenseful drama. Some of the best actors in Britain are on these recordings and they bring the characters to life. Very well thought-out sound design makes the suspenseful scenes in these stories engrossing to hear and experience. Highly recommend.

Nana Riley ,

Astoundly relevant

These are amazingly detailed stories that can be read, or listened to, many times. I listened to many of these tales, on BBC Radio 4, often to my chagrin, I would miss an episode, and it only occurred to me recently, to see if they were available in iTunes audiobooks. Now, I can listen to them at my leisure. These audiobooks are perfect for travel, waiting for an appointment or completing mindless tasks. They are enthralling, Mr. LeCarré is a brilliant story teller, he draws you into his tale and at times it is difficult to pull oneself away. This particular purchase is an excellent deal too, many books included in the one purchase price. I am indeed a very happy bunny.

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