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

Return to the Circus

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| TV Programme | | UK | Colour | Drama, Thriller
Stars: Alec Guinness, Bernard Hepton, Terence Rigby

Retired espionage veteran George Smiley is called out on a top secret mission: to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6’s echelons

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Season 1, episode 1
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.

Cast (16)

Photograph from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) featuring Alec Guinness (as George Smiley) (1)
George Smiley
Bernard Hepton
Toby Esterhase
Terence Rigby
Roy Bland
Michael Aldridge
Percy Alleline
Ian Richardson
Bill Haydon
Alexander Knox
Control
George Sewell
Mendel
Ian Bannen
Jim Prideaux
Michael Jayston
Peter Guillam
Ted Edwards (Nigel Stock) in a scene from It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
Roddy Martindale
Anthony Bate
Oliver Lacon
Hywel Bennett
Ricki Tarr
Milos Kirek
Barak
Eugene Lipinski
Czech Guard
Alec Sabin
Fawn
Brian Hawksley
Bookseller
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Director

John Irvin

Producer

Jonathan Powell

Writer

(novel)
(dramatisation)

Production companies


British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Paramount Television

Pictures (1)

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