Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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  • TV-14
No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a... read more

No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the double-blind world of Cold War era espionage and his own past. Alec Guinness brilliantly captures the weary heart and steely soul of John le Carre's master spy in an intricate drama hailed as one of the finest ever made for television.

Original Release

09/10/1979 on BBC

US Release

09/29/1980

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Cast

Alec Guinness George Smiley
George Sewell Mendel
Michael Jayston Peter Guillam
Robert MacNeil Self (host)
Anthony Bate Sir Oliver Lacon
Hywel Bennett Ricki Tarr
Bernard Hepton Toby Esterhase
Ian Richardson Bill Haydon
Ian Bannen Jim Prideaux
Terence Rigby Roy Bland
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Return to the Circus Monday, 10 September 1979
2 Tarr Tells His Story Monday, 17 September 1979
3 Smiley Tracks the Mole Monday, 24 September 1979
4 How It All Fits Together Monday, 01 October 1979
5 Tinker Tailor Monday, 08 October 1979
6 Smiley Sets a Trap Monday, 15 October 1979
7 Flushing Out the Mole Monday, 22 October 1979

Directors

John Irvin

Writers

John le Carré, Arthur Hopcraft

Cast

Alec Guinness George Smiley
George Sewell Mendel
Michael Jayston Peter Guillam
Robert MacNeil Self (host)
Anthony Bate Sir Oliver Lacon
Hywel Bennett Ricki Tarr
Bernard Hepton Toby Esterhase
Ian Richardson Bill Haydon
Ian Bannen Jim Prideaux
Terence Rigby Roy Bland
Michael Aldridge Percy Alleline
Alec Sabin Fawn
Duncan Jones Roach
Daniel Beecher Spikely
Alexander Knox Control
John Wells Headmaster
Beryl Reid Connie Sachs
Frank Compton Bryant
Frank Moorey Lauda Strickland
Marjorie Hogan Alisa Brimley

Producers

Editors

Chris Wimble, Clare Douglas

1981 Emmy Outstanding Limited Series Nominated
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