The Complete George Smiley radio dramas from BBC Radio.
01 - Call for the Dead:
Dramatisation by Robert Forrest of John le Carre's first novel.
London, the late 1950s, and a disenchanted George Smiley is engaged in the routine job of security vetting. When a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide not long after being cleared of Communist sympathies, Smiley investigates and uncovers a deadly conspiracy with its roots in his own wartime past.
02 - A Murder of Quality:
A public school in the early 1960s. When the wife of one of the masters is found bludgeoned to death, Smiley, out of loyalty to an old friend, finds himself investigating her death - an investigation that lifts the lid on a world of hidden passions and murderous hatreds.
03 - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Episode 1:
Dramatisation by Robert Forrest of John le Carre's classic novel featuring intelligence officer George Smiley.
Berlin, the early 1960s - the Wall is up between East and West and the Cold War is at freezing point. Alec Leamas is Circus Head of Station in Berlin, and his network of agents in East Germany is in great danger.
04 - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Episode 2:
The trap is set to catch the East German spymaster who has ruthlessly destroyed Alec Leamas's Berlin network - and the bait is Leamas himself.
05 - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Episode 3:
The deadly game of deceit and betrayal reaches its climax at the foot of the Berlin Wall.
06 - The Looking Glass War, Episode 1:
Dramatisation by Shaun McKenna of John le Carre's novel, the fourth to feature spymaster George Smiley.
When word reaches The Department that Soviet missiles are being installed close to the West German border, they seize the opportunity to relive former glories.
07 - The Looking Glass War, Episode 2:
As Leiser's clandestine mission into East German territory proceeds, it soon becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems.
08 - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Episode 1:
Dramatisation by Shaun McKenna of John le Carre's classic novel featuring intelligence officer George Smiley.
Ever since the capture and torture of their agent in Czechoslovakia, the British Secret Intelligence Service has been in trouble. Now, the government has been forced to call George Smiley back from retirement to investigate the whole incident and to seek out the mole they believe to be at the heart of the service.
09 - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Episode 2:
George Smiley, called back from retirement, tries to piece together the events of the past to find the mole he believes is tearing apart the British Secret Intelligence Service.
10 - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Episode 3:
George Smiley, called back from retirement, is reaching the end of his hunt to find the mole he believes is tearing the British Secret Intelligence Service apart.
11 - The Honourable Schoolboy, Episode 1:
It's 1975, and spymaster George Smiley takes charge of dealing with a betrayal. Stars Simon Russell Beale and Hugh Bonneville.
12 - The Honourable Schoolboy, Episode 2:
The Americans make their presence felt, and tragedy strikes in Hong Kong. Stars Simon Russell Beale and Hugh Bonneville.
13 - The Honourable Schoolboy, Episode 3:
Can George Smiley keep the situation under control? Can Jerry Westerby be trusted? Stars Simon Russell Beale and Daisy Haggard.
14 - Smiley's People, Episode 1:
George finds himself back in harness to the circus when an old friend and colleague is found dead. John le Carre thriller stars Simon Russell Beale.
15 - Smiley's People, Episode 2:
On the trail of the killer, George is reunited with an old colleague and thinks of an old enemy. Stars Simon Russell Beale.
16 - Smiley's People, Episode 3:
George has a chance to take his nemesis down once and for all. Will he lose himself in the process? Stars Simon Russell Beale.
17 - The Secret Pilgrim, Episode 1:
Recollections of an eventful secret life when a British spy went missing. John le Carre thriller stars Simon Russell Beale.
18 - The Secret Pilgrim, Episode 2:
The spymaster addresses new recruits, triggering memories of an eventful life. Stars Simon Russell Beale and Patrick Malahide.
19 - The Secret Pilgrim, Episode 3:
About to take retirement, an experienced agent carries out one final job. Stars Simon Russell Beale and Patrick Malahide.