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John le Carré

John le Carre talks about his Cold War spy trilogy including 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy'. With James Naughtie. From February 1999.

James Naughtie and readers from Cornwall talk to author John le Carré about his Cold War spy trilogy Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People - following the battles of spymasters Smiley and Karla.

In a specially extended edition of the programme, John talks about the provenance of his characters and the influence of his own background on his writing.

Producer: Jeanette Thomas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.

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