John Le Carre - The Biography

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012015101920151020 (R4)

The life of John Le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio

in 5 episodes by Katrin Williams:

'John Le Carre' was born David Cornwell, and his early life was

in thrall to a genial, vivid and rascally father called Ronnie, who

was never short of surprises..

Reader Stephen Boxer

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Born David Cornwell, le Carre's early life was in thrall to his remarkable father Ronnie.

Born David Cornwell, le Carre's early life was in thrall to his remarkable father Ronnie.

The life of John Le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio

in 5 episodes by Katrin Williams:

'John Le Carre' was born David Cornwell, and his early life was

in thrall to a genial, vivid and rascally father called Ronnie, who

was never short of surprises..

Reader Stephen Boxer

Producer Duncan Minshull.

022015102020151021 (R4)

The life of John Le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio

in five episodes by Katrin Williams:

2. Under his real name of David Cornwell, he leaves Sherbourne, goes to Bern

and meets Joe Kraemer, who proves a route of sorts into the spying game..

Reader Stephen Boxer

Producer Duncan Minshull.

School, then Bern to study, and meeting a mysterious man called Kraemer.

School, then Bern to study, and meeting a mysterious man called Kraemer.

The life of John Le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio

in five episodes by Katrin Williams:

2. Under his real name of David Cornwell, he leaves Sherbourne, goes to Bern

and meets Joe Kraemer, who proves a route of sorts into the spying game..

Reader Stephen Boxer

Producer Duncan Minshull.

032015102120151022 (R4)

The life of John Le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio

in 5 episodes by Katrin Williams:

Oxford, teaching at Eton, employment at M15. And publication.

During these eventful years the shadow of his father Ronnie

continues to loom large..

Reader Stephen Boxer

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Oxford, teaching at Eton, employment at M15 and publication.

The life of John Le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio

in 5 episodes by Katrin Williams:

During these eventful years the shadow of his father Ronnie

continues to loom large..

Reader Stephen Boxer

Producer Duncan Minshull.

042015102220151023 (R4)

The life of John Le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio

in five episodes by Katrin Williams:

From The Spy Who Came In From The Cold to Tinker, Tailor.., Le Carre

is one of the biggest names in the writing world. Then there's the time he

encountered Dennis Healey at a party, with genial accusations in the air..

Reader Stephen Boxer

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Le Carre hits the heights of fame, meets Graham Greene and tackles his most difficult book

Le Carre hits the heights of fame, meets Graham Greene and tackles his most difficult book

The life of John Le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio

in five episodes by Katrin Williams:

From The Spy Who Came In From The Cold to Tinker, Tailor.., Le Carre

is one of the biggest names in the writing world. Then there's the time he

encountered Dennis Healey at a party, with genial accusations in the air..

Reader Stephen Boxer

Producer Duncan Minshull.

052015102320151024 (R4)

Will the ending of the Cold War diminish the popularity of a writer like John le Carre?

The life of John Le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio

in 5 episodes by Katrin Williams:

From The Constant Gardener in the 1990's to the present day, and the

author is still very much at work - "I find it very difficult to read my own

stuff, but I look at it with satisfaction.."

Reader Stephen Boxer

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Will the ending of the Cold War diminish the popularity of a writer like John le Carre?

The life of John Le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio

in 5 episodes by Katrin Williams:

From The Constant Gardener in the 1990's to the present day, and the

author is still very much at work - "I find it very difficult to read my own

stuff, but I look at it with satisfaction.."

Reader Stephen Boxer

Producer Duncan Minshull.