Monday, July 13, 2009

Tulkinghorn listens to Smiley

More BBC? Hey, it's my world...

Radio 4 has launched a significantly ambitious long form dramatization of "The Complete Smiley" The first two novels -- Smiley is a minor character -- have already been broadcast, but "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold" has just started (Smiley again somewhat minor) with the glories of the Karla Trilogy to come in the winter.

Casting is great: Brian Cox -- everybody's favorite British non-star -- is Leamas, the main character (Burton in the movie) in Spy, and the wonderful Simon Russell Beale will be Smiley throughout.

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