The Essay - Listener, They Wore It - 4. Alec Leamas's coat (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold)
Antonia Quirke discusses the coat worn by Richard Burton in the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.
For a second time, five writers were invited to think about an item of clothing or an accessory that figures memorably in a work of art, be it in a book or film or painting.
Antonia Quirke on a damp yet durable coat that appears in the film The Spy Who Came in From The Cold - which was made more significant when worn by a certain Richard Burton ...
Producer Duncan Minshull.