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When word reaches The Department - an ailing section of British military intelligence - that Soviet missiles are being installed close to the West German border, it seems the perfect opportunity to show Control and Smiley, their rivals over at the Circus, that The Department still has value. Former spy Fred Leiser is lured back from retirement to investigate, and manages to cross the border into East Germany in a dangerous...

Smiley's People written by John Le Carre performed by Simon Russell Beale, Anna Chancellor, Lindsay Duncan and BBC Full Cast Drama Team on Audio CD (Abridged)

Smiley's People written by John Le Carre performed by Simon Russell Beale, Anna Chancellor, Lindsay Duncan and BBC Full Cast Drama Team on Audio CD (Abridged)
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ISBN:  9781408400890
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Modern
Duration:  1055 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  T.C. Boyle
Narrator 1:  Katherine Fenton

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George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess ‘the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin’. When a Russian émigré is found murdered on Hampstead Heath, Smiley is called out of retirement to exorcise some Cold War ghosts from his clandestine past.

What follows is Smiley the human being at his most vulnerable and Smiley the case officer at his most brilliant; and it takes to a thrilling conclusion his career-long, serpentine battle with the enigmatic and ruthless Russian spymaster Karla...

Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley, and with a distinguished cast including Anna Chancellor, Lindsay Duncan, Maggie Steed, Alex Jennings and Kenneth Cranham, this enthralling dramatisation captures every nuance of le Carré’s complex and compelling novel - the final book in John le Carré’s Karla trilogy. ‘a radio triumph... Simon Russell Beale’s pitch-perfect master spy’ - Financial Times.

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