The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre TV tie-in

Back in 2016 the BBC had success with The Night Manager, an adaptation of the John le Carre novel. Since then they have been busy adapting his earlier novel The Little Drummer Girl.

Now a tie-in edition from Penguin Books is on the way with a publication date of 18 October 2018. I assume the broadcast date of the series can’t be far behind.

Incidentally The Little Drummer Girl was previously made into a movie back in 1984 staring Diane Keaton.

A special edition of John le Carré’s thrilling novel of espionage and betrayal in the Middle East, to tie in with the forthcoming BBC series starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Shannon and Florence Pugh

Charlie, a jobbing young English actress, is accustomed to playing different roles. But when the mysterious, battle-scarred Joseph recruits her into the Israeli secret services, she enters the dangerous ‘theatre of the real’. As she acts out her part in an intricate, high-stakes plot to trap and kill a Palestinian terrorist, it threatens to consume her.

Set in the tragic arena of the Middle East conflict, this compelling story of love and torn loyalties plays out against the backdrop of an unwinnable war.