Newton Talks #15 British Television Spy Series, with Joseph Oldham

Revisiting The First 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' : NPR

In my latest Newton Talks podcast, Dr Joseph Oldham, author of Paranoid Visions: Spies, Conspiracies and the Secret State in British Television Drama, joins me to discuss British TV spy shows such as Callan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Night Manager, and Spooks, among others. We discuss the small screen aesthetics of the spy drama, how social class is at the forefront of the genre, and how they deal with the ethical dilemmas involved with the subject.

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I, spy: In praise of Callan, the dirty, self-hating British TV detective |  The Independent | The Independent

Newton Talks #13 James Bond Radio Play Adaptations

In this latest episode, journalist and James Bond aficionado Lee Kenny joins me to discuss the BBC radio play adaptations of Ian Fleming’s 007 novels. The first was broadcast in 2008, the most recent in 2020, and they all feature Toby Stephens as Bond, as well as other recurring cast. We talk about how they capture the overall strangeness of atmosphere present in Fleming’s stories, and how they provide a counterpoint to both the books and the more famous film series.

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