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Call for the Dead


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by JOHN LE CARRE adapted for radio in five parts by RENÉ BASILICO
Part 5: A chance incident - the memory of a defecting agent's tradecraft - the baiting of a trap. And always the unexpected - before Smiley finally meets up with an old friend from the past.
JOHN FAWCETT WILSON A BBC World Service production. (Alec Guinness plays Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: starting tomorrow
9.0 pm


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: René Basilico
Unknown: John Fawcett Wilson
as George Smiley starring: George Cole
as Mendel and: Alfred Burke
as Peter Guillam with: Douglas Blackwell
as Maston and: Richard Hurndall
Elsa Fennan: Hilda Kriseman
Dieter Frey: Stephen Greif
Jill: Frances Jeater
Newsagent: Rod Beacham

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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