The complete collection of acclaimed BBC Radio dramas based on John le Carre's best-selling novels, starring Simon Russell Beale as George Smiley. With a star-studded 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.
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This collection is well presented and enjoyable to listen to. The series takes George Smiley through the latter part of his Circus career and beyond, often he is not the mainstay but remains in the background as the master puppeteer.
The condensing of the books has been done well, it is not necessary to have read the books in order to follow the plot.
"BBC radio adaptation at its best"
The BBC does great radio adaptations of well known novels and this ranks alongside The Lord of the Rings, War and Peace and Asimov's Foundation Trilogy as one of the best.
A good introduction to the Smiley series for those new to Le Carre and tasty comfort food for fans like myself who know his books well.
I stumbled across this presentation after listening to 2 Le Carre novels and must say that it was enthralling. So good was the acting that at times it stopped me from working just so that I could finish a story. I will look out for more in this format
A compendium of the rather marvellous and understated spys adventures vaucluse brought to life by Simon Russell Beale and the BBC. All the acting is great. Couldn't be happier with it.
"BBC brings Smiley to life"
The cast of these radio plays bring the world of George Smiley to life. Right from the first moment you will be hooked.
Great series of dramatisations. Excellent cast, classic cold war spy tales. Hugely enjoyable. Highly recommend
"Classic espionage from the master"
Classic stories of cold war espionage, beautifully acted and brought to life by an excellent cast
This series of dramatisations bring the characters to life in a way that I found very entertaining. It lost none of the essence of the books for me. A good follow up for the books, and worth listening to even if you have yet to read any or all of the books covered.
Absolutely brilliant stories.
Great adaptation of the books as radio drama with great production values
All the characters are compelling
Loved it. Beautifully acted Thanks. So well brought to life by My Russell Beale The best.
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