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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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| TV Programme | | United Kingdom | Colour | Drama, Thriller
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

Episode guide (7)

Season 1 (7 episodes)

Featured cast (40)

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

John Irvin
7 episodes

Series producer

Jonathan Powell
7 episodes

Series writer

John le Carré
(novel) 7 episodes
Arthur Hopcraft
(dramatisation) 7 episodes

Production companies

BBC
Paramount Television
 

Pictures (10)

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)
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Return to the Circus [part one] (1)
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