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John le Carré at the Proms

Watch the video: John le Carré talks to Radio 3 about his life and writing, 50 years after the publication of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

As part of this year’s Proms Plus Literary events, the author talks to Anne McElvoy at the Royal College of Music before a night of music from Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Readings from John Shrapnel.

The lively conversation ranged from his extraordinary childhood to the state of Britain today, and the revelations of whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden.