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Alec Guinness starred in the 1979 BBC adaptation of John le Carre's novel Tinker, Tailor Soldier, Spy. The series has just been re-released on DVD in anticipation of the release of a new film version of the Cold War-era spy drama.

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'Tinker, Tailor': The Greatest Spy Story Ever Told

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John le Carre, a former British intelligence officer, is the author of many best-selling espionage thrillers, including The Spy Who Came In from the Cold; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; and The Constant Gardener. Le Carre is a pseudonym -- his real name is David Cornwell. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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John le Carre, a former British intelligence officer, is the author of many best-selling espionage thrillers including The Spy Who Came In From The Cold; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Constant Gardener. Le Carre is a pseudonym -- his real name is David Cornwell. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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Colorful Crime Boss Inspires Le Carre's 'Traitor'

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Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Emperor of Ocean Park as well as many other works of fiction and nonfiction. Elena Seibert hide caption

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Stephen Carter On The Artful Thrill Of 'Tinker, Tailor'

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It's Elementary: An Annotated Sherlock Holmes

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