This collection includes two thrilling BBC radio dramasThe Spy Who Came In from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spywritten by John le Carré, the legendary master of espionage fiction. Both episodes feature a full cast and star Simon Russell Beale as le Carré's most famous spy, George Smiley.
In The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, le Carré's breakthrough 1963 spy thriller, an agent, desperate to end his career as a spy during the Cold War, is caught up in a breathlessly perilous assignment to come in from the Cold and re-enter the West.
In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, George Smiley has come out of retirement. Moscow has infiltrated a mole into the Circus and it’s more than likely the perpetrator is Karla, his old adversary. And when Smiley is offered the job of catching the mole, it becomes a long and bitter battle of deception and treachery.
About the Author
John le Carré, the pen name for David John Moore Cornwell, is a British author whose espionage novels set the standard for the genre. During the 1950s and '60s, he worked for the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service, and began writing novels under a pen name. His third book, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), became an international bestseller. Following the success of this novel, he left MI6 to become a full-time author. Many of his novels have been adapted for film.