The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories From My Life By John Le Carre

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John le Carre with five recollections from his writing life, abridged by Katrin Williams:

One time at a party Denis Healey says: 'You're a communist spy, that what you are'. Plus a memorable lunch with Alec Guinness to discuss his character George Smiley.

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Producer Duncan Minshull.

012016091220160913 (R4)

John le Carre with five recollections from his writing life, abridged by Katrin Williams:

One time at a party Denis Healey says: 'You're a communist spy, that what you are'. Plus a memorable lunch with Alec Guinness to discuss his character George Smiley.

Read by the author

Producer Duncan Minshull.

John le Carre with five recollections from his writing life, abridged by Katrin Williams:

One time at a party Denis Healey says: 'You're a communist spy, that what you are'. Plus a memorable lunch with Alec Guinness to discuss his character George Smiley.

Read by the author

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Denis Healey makes a claim, plus lunch with Alec Guinness.

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John le Carre casts his mind back to meeting the fearless Yvette Pierpaoli.

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John le Carre with five recollections from his writing life, abridged by Katrin Williams:

There was Yvette Pierpaoli, a business woman who once worked out of Phnom Penn. We discover how her character and actions went towards creating Tessa in the novel The Constant Gardener.

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Producer Duncan Minshull.

022016091320160914 (R4)

John le Carre with five recollections from his writing life, abridged by Katrin Williams:

There was Yvette Pierpaoli, a business woman who once worked out of Phnom Penn. We discover how her character and actions went towards creating Tessa in the novel The Constant Gardener.

Read by the author

Producer Duncan Minshull.

John le Carre casts his mind back to meeting the fearless Yvette Pierpaoli.

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John le Carre recalls meeting Count Mario da Bernaschina and his glamorous wife.

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John le Carre with five recollections from his writing life, abridged by Katrin Williams:

At sixteen he was sent by his father Ronnie to Paris, to meet with Count Mario da Bernaschina and his glamorous wife. What an adventure! Memories of this encounter went towards the creation of novels such as The Night Manager and The Tailor Of Panama.

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Producer Duncan Minshull.

032016091420160915 (R4)

John le Carre with five recollections from his writing life, abridged by Katrin Williams:

At sixteen he was sent by his father Ronnie to Paris, to meet with Count Mario da Bernaschina and his glamorous wife. What an adventure! Memories of this encounter went towards the creation of novels such as The Night Manager and The Tailor Of Panama.

Read by the author

Producer Duncan Minshull.

John le Carre recalls meeting Count Mario da Bernaschina and his glamorous wife.

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During the filming of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, its star makes a serious request.

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The ever popular John le Carre with five recollections from a writer's life, abridged by Katrin Williams.

During the filming of The Spy Who Came in From The Cold, its star Richard Burton requests that the author be on set with him. Then Elizabeth Taylor turns up too..

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Producer Duncan Minshull.

042016091520160916 (R4)

The ever popular John le Carre with five recollections from a writer's life, abridged by Katrin Williams.

During the filming of The Spy Who Came in From The Cold, its star Richard Burton requests that the author be on set with him. Then Elizabeth Taylor turns up too..

Read by the author

Producer Duncan Minshull.

During the filming of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, its star makes a serious request.

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John le Carre with five recollections from his writing life, abridged by Katrin Williams:

Asked to visit the film director Karel Reisz at home in London's Belsize Park, he meets a young actor called Vladimir. But the meeting has nothing to do with films or acting - nothing at all..

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Producer Duncan Minshull.

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John le Carre with five recollections from his writing life, abridged by Katrin Williams:

Asked to visit the film director Karel Reisz at home in London's Belsize Park, he meets a young actor called Vladimir. But the meeting has nothing to do with films or acting - nothing at all..

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Producer Duncan Minshull.

After a meeting in London, John le Carre is destined to help a young man called Valdimir.