George Smiley R4

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by Alec_Lomas, May 26, 2009.

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  1. BBC R4 is doing a series on this fictional character. It's broadcast on Saturday at 14.30hrs. (local time)

    'Call For The Dead' opened the series. I thought it a good production in all and well worth a listen to.

    "George, let me make you an offer which a gentleman would refuse. Take me back".
  2. I'm a massive George Smiley fan - loved the books and the TV series when it was repeated years after its original showing. Le Carre is the biz, slow build up, deception, intrigue and finally.....revelation! :dance:
  3. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    Thanks for the heads up Alec.

    George Smiley et al............real spies.
  4. I missed 'A Murder of Quality' which was broadcast on Wednesday at ? hr.
  5. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    I'll check BBCi.
  6. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    No luck on BBCi

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  8. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Book Reviewer Good Egg (charities)

    I keep missing them. Hope they're going to come out as a CD/Audiobook at some point.
  9. My bold - Brian Cox is outstanding as Alec in the R4 version (part1)

    As for the Leamas he's one of my favourite literature characters and I just couldn't bring myself to stick to his surname, kharma and all that :D

    Cracking series this far.
  10. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Book Reviewer Good Egg (charities)

    I keep missing it. I'm going to have to ask Santa to bring me a boxed set of it on CD I think.
  11. Thanks Arty for the attachment. I missed the R4 Sunday broadcast as I was in London on the Sky Ride bike do dah. I just listened to it this morning. Marvellous, simply marvellous.......................
  12. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Does anyone picture anybody else but Alec Guiness as George Smiley?

    In a well ordered world his wife would be Lauren Bacall
  13. Le Carre......a pure genius

    I wonder if they're on Itunes?

    Edited to add: They're all on Itunes......well his books are.