Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1979-09-10

Runtime: 50 minutes

Rating(s): 8.5

Genre(s): Drama

Language(s): English


Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar-man, thief. George Smiley, the aging master spy of the Cold War and once heir apparent to Control, is brought back out of retirement to flush out a top level mole within the Circus. Smiley must travel back through his life and murky workings of the Circus to unravel the net spun by his nemesis Karla 'The Sandman' of the KGB and reveal the identity of the mole before he disappears.

Cast 18
Alec Guinness - George Smiley
Michael Jayston - Peter Guillam
Terence Rigby - Roy Bland
George Sewell - Mendel
Ian Richardson - Bill Haydon
Bernard Hepton - Toby Esterhase
Hywel Bennett - Ricki Tarr
Ian Bannen - Jim Prideaux
Alexander Knox - Control
Michael Aldridge - Percy Alleline
Anthony Bate - Oliver Lacon
Beryl Reid - Connie Sachs
Joss Ackland - Jerry Westerby
Warren Clarke - Alwyn
Thorley Walters - Tufty Thessinger
John Standing - Sam Collins
Patrick Stewart - Karla
Siân Phillips - Ann Smiley
Camera 1
Tony Pierce-Roberts - Director of Photography
Writing 2
John le Carré - Novel
Arthur Hopcraft - Screenplay
Production 1
Jonathan Powell - Producer
Network 1

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