Main title from the 1979 ‘Part One’ episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) (3)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

(1979)

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| TV Programme | United Kingdom | Colour | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 4h 50min
| Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Bernard Hepton

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6’s echelons

Series cast

(40)
Photograph from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) featuring Alec Guinness (as George Smiley) (1)
George Smiley
(7 episodes)
Michael Jayston
Peter Guillam
(7 episodes)
Bernard Hepton
Toby Esterhase
(5 episodes)
Ian Bannen
Jim Prideaux
(4 episodes)
Anthony Bate
Oliver Lacon / Sir Oliver Lacon
(7 episodes)
Terence Rigby
Roy Bland
(4 episodes)
Warren Clarke
Alwyn
(1 episode)
Joss Ackland
Jerry Westerby
(1 episode)
George Sewell
Mendel
(6 episodes)
Ian Richardson
Bill Haydon
(5 episodes)
Hywel Bennett
Ricki Tarr
(5 episodes)
Michael Aldridge
Percy Alleline
(4 episodes)
Photograph of British actor, Thorley Walters (1)
Tufty Thessinger
(1 episode)
Alexander Knox
Control
(3 episodes)
John Standing
Sam Collins
(1 episode)
Susan Kodicek
Irina
(1 episode)
Beryl Reid
Connie Sachs
(1 episode)
Hilary Minster
Boris
(1 episode)
Pauline Letts
Mrs Pope-Graham
(1 episode)
Mandy Cuthbert
Molly Purcell
(1 episode)
John Wells
Headmaster
(1 episode)
Duncan Jones
Roach
(3 episodes)
Stephen Earle
Norman
(1 episode)
Frank Compton
Bryant
(1 episode)
Patrick Stewart
Karla
(1 episode)
Betty Hardy
Headmaster’s Mother
(1 episode)
Ted Edwards (Nigel Stock) in a scene from It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
Roddy Martindale
(1 episode)
Daniel Beecher
Spikely
(3 episodes)
Frank Moorey
Lauda Strickland
(1 episode)
Guy Standeven
Flemying-Smith
(1 episode)
Siân Phillips
Ann Smiley
(1 episode)
Alec Sabin
Fawn
(4 episodes)
Jean Rimmer
Senior Secretary
(1 episode)
George Pravda
Polyakov
(1 episode)
Milos Kirek
Barak
(1 episode)
Marjorie Hogan
Alisa Brimley
(1 episode)
Eugene Lipinski
Czech Guard
(1 episode)
Joe Praml
Paul Skordeno
(1 episode)
Jo Apted
Linda
(1 episode)
Brian Hawksley
Bookseller
(1 episode)
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Episode guide (7 episodes)

(7 episodes)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    E1Part One10 Sep 79
    E2Part Two17 Sep 79
    E3Part Three24 Sep 79
    E4Part Four01 Oct 79
    E5Part Five08 Oct 79
    E6Part Six15 Oct 79
    E7Part Seven22 Oct 79
  • Pictures

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    Main title from the 1979 episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Return to the Circus [part one] (1)
    Main title from the 1979 ‘Part One’ episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) (8). Director John Irvin
    Main title from the 1979 ‘Part One’ episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) (7). Dramatised by Arthur Hopcraft
    Main title from the 1979 ‘Part One’ episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) (6). Nigel Stock, Anthony Bate, Hywel Bennett
    Main title from the 1979 ‘Part One’ episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) (5). Alexander Knox, George Sewell, Ian Bannen, Michael Jayston
    Main title from the 1979 ‘Part One’ episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) (4). Also starring in order of appearance Bernard Hepton, Terence Rigby, Michael Aldridge, Ian Richardson
    Main title from the 1979 ‘Part One’ episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) (3)
    Main title from the 1979 ‘Part One’ episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) (2). John le Carré's
    Main title from the 1979 ‘Part One’ episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) (1). Alec Guinness in
    Photograph from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) featuring Terence Rigby (as Roy Bland) and Alec Guinness (as George Smiley)
    Photograph from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) featuring Alec Guinness (as George Smiley) (1)
    Main title from the 1979 episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Flushing Out the Mole (1)
    Main title from the 1979 episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Smiley Sets a Trap (1)
    Main title from the 1979 episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Tinker Tailor (1)
    Main title from the 1979 episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), How It All Fits Together (1)
    Main title from the 1979 episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Smiley Tracks the Mole (1)
    Main title from the 1979 episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Tarr Tells His Story (1)

    Production

    (4)
    Jonathan Powell
    Producer
    (7 episodes)
    John Irvin
    Director
    (7 episodes)
    Arthur Hopcraft
    Writer (dramatisation)
    (7 episodes)
    John le Carré
    Writer (novel)
    (7 episodes)

    Companies

    (3)
    BBC
    Production company
    Paramount Pictures
    Production company
    Paramount Television
    Production company