Hot on the heels of the publication of John le Carré’s A Delicate Truth comes an adaptation of the novel for BBC Radio 4’s wonderful ‘Book at Bedtime’ slot.
The first of ten episodes, wittily titled ‘Between A Rock And A Hard Place’, will be broadcast on Monday 13 May, from 10.45 to 11.00pm (GMT). The narrator is Damian Lewis, famous (amongst other things) for his Emmy-winning role as Nicholas Brody in the American hit series Homeland.
>> Damian Lewis begins John le Carré’s gripping, brand-new novel about a good man who must choose between his conscience and his duty to the Service.
An undercover counter-operation in the British colony of Gibraltar [the eponymous Rock]; a middle-ranking man from the Foreign Office serving as ‘eyes on’ and reporting to an ambitious Minister; the aim to capture a jihadist arms-buyer: the success, assured.
But back in the UK a junior officer has his doubts and commits an unthinkable act. Three years on, he will find himself facing an impossible choice. In a journey that will take him from Cornwall to Wales via murky secrets in the depths of Whitehall, Toby Bell will try to find out the truth about the night on the Rock and bring it the attention and justice it deserves.<<
The novel is abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Di Speirs for the BBC.