Smiley's People

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Both had supposedly outlived their usefulness to the Circus, the British Secret Intelligence Service: George Smiley, the retired head of espionage, and General Vladimir, an aging informant who reported to him. When the general walks into a bullet after... read more

Both had supposedly outlived their usefulness to the Circus, the British Secret Intelligence Service: George Smiley, the retired head of espionage, and General Vladimir, an aging informant who reported to him. When the general walks into a bullet after sending an urgent message to his old handler, the Circus asks Smiley to "tidy things up." But Smiley hears Vladimir's message as a call to arms against his nemesis, the Soviet super spy Karla, once again tantalizingly within his grasp.

Original Release

09/20/1982 on BBC

US Release

10/25/1982

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Cast

Michael Lonsdale Anton Grigoriev
Alan Rickman Mr. Brownlow
Bill Paterson Lauder Strickland
Patrick Stewart Karla
Michael Gough Mikhel
Alec Guinness George Smiley
Eileen Atkins Madame Ostrakova
Michael Byrne Peter Guillam
Beryl Reid Connie Sachs
Barry Foster Saul Enderby
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode 1.1 Monday, 20 September 1982
2 Episode 1.2 Monday, 27 September 1982
3 Episode 1.3 Monday, 04 October 1982
4 Episode 1.4 Monday, 11 October 1982
5 Episode 1.5 Monday, 18 October 1982
6 Episode 1.6 Wednesday, 27 October 1982

Directors

Simon Langton

Writers

John le Carré, John Hopkins

Cast

Michael Lonsdale Anton Grigoriev
Alan Rickman Mr. Brownlow
Bill Paterson Lauder Strickland
Patrick Stewart Karla
Michael Gough Mikhel
Alec Guinness George Smiley
Eileen Atkins Madame Ostrakova
Michael Byrne Peter Guillam
Beryl Reid Connie Sachs
Barry Foster Saul Enderby
Mario Adorf Claus Kretzschmar
Andy Bradford Ferguson
Bernard Hepton Toby Esterhase
Ingrid Pitt Elvira
Anthony Bate Oliver Lacon
Tusse Silberg Alexandra Ostrakova
Germaine Delbat Madame La Pierre
Vladek Sheybal Otto Leipzig
Curd Jürgens The General
Maureen Lipman Stella Craven

Producers

Editors

Chris Wimble, Clare Douglas

1983 Emmy Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1983 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1983 Emmy Outstanding Limited Series Nominated
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