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)
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 / Sir Oliver Lacon
Terence Rigby
4 episodes
Roy Bland
Warren Clarke
1 episode
Alwyn
Joss Ackland
1 episode
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
Photograph of British actor, Thorley Walters (1)
1 episode
Tufty Thessinger
Alexander Knox
3 episodes
Control
John Standing
1 episode
Sam Collins
Susan Kodicek
1 episode
Irina
Beryl Reid
1 episode
Connie Sachs
Hilary Minster
1 episode
Boris
Pauline Letts
1 episode
Mrs Pope-Graham
Mandy Cuthbert
1 episode
Molly Purcell
John Wells
1 episode
Headmaster
Duncan Jones
3 episodes
Roach
Stephen Earle
1 episode
Norman
Frank Compton
1 episode
Bryant
Patrick Stewart
1 episode
Karla
Betty Hardy
1 episode
Headmaster’s Mother
Ted Edwards (Nigel Stock) in a scene from It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
1 episode
Roddy Martindale
Daniel Beecher
3 episodes
Spikely
Frank Moorey
1 episode
Lauda Strickland
Guy Standeven
1 episode
Flemying-Smith
Siân Phillips
1 episode
Ann Smiley
Alec Sabin
4 episodes
Fawn
Jean Rimmer
1 episode
Senior Secretary
George Pravda
1 episode
Polyakov
Milos Kirek
1 episode
Barak
Marjorie Hogan
1 episode
Alisa Brimley
Eugene Lipinski
1 episode
Czech Guard
Joe Praml
1 episode
Paul Skordeno
Jo Apted
1 episode
Linda
Brian Hawksley
1 episode
Bookseller
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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
    7 episodes
    Producer
    John Irvin
    7 episodes
    Director
    Arthur Hopcraft
    7 episodes
    Writer (dramatisation)
    John le Carré
    7 episodes
    Writer (novel)

    Companies

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