John Le Carre’s master spy is making what the author says will be his last appearance in a novel in A Legacy of Spies.

If you missed James Naughtie’s moving interview with John le Carré on the Today Programme at 07:40 this morning, it’s available here.

He referred to his colleagues “Max Knight and John Bingham”.

Fancy spending an evening with George Smiley? Visit to find out more but do it today as the broadcasts are happening all over the country this very evening (7 September 2017).

Be there for Smiley’s farewell.