If I were pushed to nominate the best television fiction ever made, it would likely be the BBC’s 1979 adaptation of John le Carré’s 1974 novel, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
My reflections on John le Carré’s fictions.
Deadly Affair is a prurient adaptation of John Le Carre’s first novel, Call for the Dead.
A glimpse at themes the author would refine and build on to write the later Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Both the Le Carre novel and the film offer an indelibly bleak vision of Dante’s ninth circle, set as Cold War espionage fiction.
The film came close to equaling the intention of the novel and the much earlier BBC adaptation.