Main title from the 1979 episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Tinker Tailor (1)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

Part Five

(1979)

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| TV Episode | United Kingdom | Colour | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h |
PG
| Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate
| E5 | 8th October, 1979

Smiley goes to meet Jim Prideaux, who is now back in Britain having survived his experience in Czechoslovakia. His testimony and that of others, sheds new light on the ‘Testify’ fiasco and source ‘Merlin’

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) | Part One (1979) opening credits (3)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
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 cast

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Photograph from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) featuring Alec Guinness (as George Smiley) (1)
George Smiley
Michael Jayston
Peter Guillam
Anthony Bate
Sir Oliver Lacon
George Sewell
Mendel
Ian Bannen
Jim Prideaux
John Standing
Sam Collins
Alexander Knox
Control
Ian Richardson
Bill Haydon
Mandy Cuthbert
Molly Purcell
Duncan Jones
Roach
Daniel Beecher
Spikely
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Pictures

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Main title from the 1979 episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Tinker Tailor (1)

Production

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

Also known as

Tinker Tailor

Companies

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BBC
Production company
Paramount Pictures
Production company
Paramount Television
Production company