John Le Carré

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Starring: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch Director: Tomas Alfredson Category: IIB (English, Hungarian and Russian)

Thursday, 15 March, 2012, 12:00am

From Sid to Smiley

Gary Oldman has got to the age - he turns 54 on March 21 - when lifetime achievement awards are the norm.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Film)

A botched mission in Hungary leads to a British spy being shot and the firing of both the head of MI6, Control (John Hurt), and his right-hand man, Smiley (Gary Oldman).

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carre Sceptre (audiobook)

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Out and about

Modern fiction about Hong Kong falls into three broad categories. There is the blockbuster airport novel, such as James Clavell's Taipan and Noble House. There are the sex-soaked successors to Victorian-era 'penny-dreadful' shockers, one of the tamer examples of which is Richard Mason's perennial best-seller, The World of Suzy Wong.

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

BOOK (1977)

The Honourable Schoolboy

by John Le Carre

(Sceptre)

The Honourable Schoolboy, set in edgy cold war 1970s Hong Kong and assorted Southeast Asian locales, has endured the decades well. Telegrams and bat-wing junks may have gone the way of the Lao monarchy, but cold-blooded treachery, revenge and greed will always be with us.

5 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

A Most Wanted Man

by John le Carre Hodder & Stoughton, HK$285

9 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

The Mission Song

The Mission Song

by John le Carre

Hodder, HK$115

19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

FROM THE VAULT: 1979

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Starring: Alec Guinness, Ian Richardson, Michael Aldridge, Bernard Hepton, Terrence Rigby, Ian Bannen

Directors: Frances Alcock and John Irvin

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener

by John le Carre

Hodder, $101

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Absolute Friends

Absolute Friends by John le Carre

Hodder and Stoughton $250

4 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

MI6 drug offensive seen as gimmick

Will Burmese Goldfingers soon be repeating similar warnings to the one delivered in the film: 'You are a clever and resourceful man, Mr Bond. Perhaps too clever. Twice our paths have crossed. Let's leave it at that.' Probably not. Nor do security experts expect suave British agents to attempt to cross into the Golden Triangle with exotically equipped cars anytime soon.

3 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Off the shelf

Richard Rhodes won a Pulitzer for his tale of the nuclear bomb and its creation, (The Making of the Atomic Bomb). Now he's at it again, this time tackling the story of its successor.

30 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

The spying game

Our Game by John le Carre Hodder & Stoughton $195 YOU would think that by 1995, the great reading public would have grown tired of stories of spies and secret agents, wouldn't you? The answer is no, not when they are created with this degree of artistry.

4 Mar 1995 - 12:00am