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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy


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By John Ie Carre.
The award-winning drama, in seven parts, dramatised by Arthur Hopcraft and starring Alec Guinness
1: Some say George Smiley is in innocent retirement. Others say he was sacked after the Czech scandal, but all agree that nobody ever leaves the Circus without some unfinished business.
Music composed and conducted by Geoffrey Burgon
Producer Jonathan Powell
Director John Irvin 0 DRAMA: page 4


Unknown: John Ie Carre.
Dramatised By: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: George Smiley
Conducted By: Geoffrey Burgon
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: John Irvin
George Smiley: Alec Guinness
Toby Esterhase: Bernard Hepton
Roy Bland: Terence Rigby
Percy Alleline: Michael Aldridge
Bill Haydon: Ian Richardson
Control: Alexander Knox
Mendel: George Sewell
Jim Prideaui: Ian Bannen
Peter Guillam: Michael Jayston
Roddy Martindale: Nigel Stock
Lacon: Anthony Bate
Ricki Tarr: Hywelbennett
Barak: Milos Kirek
Czech guard: Eugene Lipinski
Fawn: Alec Sabin

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