|This BBC full-cast radio drama of John le Carre''s bestselling novel stars James Fox as Magnus Pym, with a supporting cast including Harriet Walter and Julian Rhind-Tutt. This recording was thought lost, but was recently rediscovered and restored. |
Magnus Pym, Counsellor at the British Embassy, is hosting a dinner party at his home in Vienna when he receives an unexpected telephone call that will profoundly affect his life. Once the guests have gone, Pym breaks the news to his wife, Mary: his father, Rick, is dead. In a state of shock, he says something Mary cannot understand--"After all these years, I''m free." Magnus flies back to England to attend the funeral--and doesn''t return. It soon becomes clear that Pym has been keeping secrets from his family and his employers...