Call for the Dead CD-Audio
Narrated by Anna Chancellor, Eleanor Bron, Full Cast, Kenneth Cranham, Simon Russell Beale
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'. This dramatisation, set in London in the late 1950s, finds Smiley engaged in the humdrum job of security vetting.
But when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide after an apparently unproblematic interview, Smiley is baffled.
Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself soon after making a cup of cocoa and asking the exchange to telephone him in the morning, Smiley decides to investigate - only to uncover a murderous conspiracy with its roots in his own secret wartime past. Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley, and with a distinguished cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron and Anna Chancellor, this tense, thrilling dramatisation perfectly captures the atmosphere of le Carre's masterful debut novel. 2 CDs. 1 hr 30 mins.
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