Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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This dramatisation of John Le Carré’s novel proved a landmark in British television. It received supreme critical acclaim for the screenplay by Arthur Hopcraft, the star Sir Alec Guinness and the camerawork of Tony Pierce-Roberts. In Sir Alec Guinness’s first major TV role he plays George Smiley, a retired agent who is secretly brought into ‘the Circus’ (the code name for British Secret Intelligence Service) to root out a top-level mole. Gradually piecing together the story, the weary but determined Smiley trawls through the murky waters of Cold War espionage and his own past.
|1||VideoEpisode 1||Retired espionage veteran George Smiley is called out on a top secret mission: to uncover a Soviet||49:37||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoEpisode 2||Retired from the ‘Circus’, George Smiley, former right-hand of the late Control, meets Ricky Tarr, a||49:14||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoEpisode 3||The investigation begins, with Peter Guillam burgling the archives for information, while Smiley||46:31||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoEpisode 4||While Guillam and Tarr come under pressure, Smiley recounts his one meeting with the Soviet master||42:37||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoEpisode 5||Smiley goes to meet Jim Prideaux who is now back in Britain having survived his experience in||44:54||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoEpisode 6||Smiley confronts one of his suspects and gives him the results of his investigations, which could||40:58||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoEpisode 7||Smiley springs his trap and catches the spy. He later interrogates the spy and learns about how and||43:06||£1.89||View In iTunes|
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Watched it back to back in one sitting over the weekend. Alec Guinness is wonderful as George Smiley.
If you enjoy wonderfully acted, atmospheric and suspenseful drama, you simply must watch this.
I must admit firstly I'm a Tinker, Tailor nut and I have loved all of Alec Guinness work ever since The Lady Killers (not to mention Star Wars) I'm sure the new film will be great and the audio books are also very very good, but this TV series tops them all. It is just great and a great way to get into the story for the first time.
Its a must.
Where is Episode 2?
Come on Apple sort it out.. I can't start watching this when episode 2 is missing...