This dramatisation, set in London in the late 1950s, finds Smiley engaged in the humdrum job of security vetting. But when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide after an apparently unproblematic interview, Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself soon after making a cup of cocoa and asking the exchange to telephone him in the morning, Smiley decides to investigate - only to uncover a murderous conspiracy with its roots in his own secret wartime past.
Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley, and with a distinguished cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, and Anna Chancellor, this tense, thrilling dramatisation perfectly captures the atmosphere of le Carré's masterful début novel.
©1962 David Cornwell; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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A great adaptation of a great story. Perfectly casted. If you have read any Le Carre or seen the television series with Alec Guinness you would do well to give this a listen.
This is an excellent bbc drama. The cast is good. And the story is entertaining.
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