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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.

Customer Reviews

Just Brilliant

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.

The Best

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...

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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  • SD Version
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 10 September 1979

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