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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Series 1

Tarr Tells His Story

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Acclaimed adaptation of John le Carre's novel. Smiley is forced to go back over some very old ground when he is told a story about spies.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Series 1

Flushing Out the Mole

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In the final part of John le Carre's classic story, George Smiley's search for the mole at the heart of the Circus finally comes to an end.

Contributors

George Smiley:
Sir Alec Guinness
Peter Guillam:
Michael Jayston
Sir Oliver Lacon:
Anthony Bate
Ricki Tarr:
Hywel Bennett
Roy Bland:
Terence Rigby
Bill Haydon:
Ian Richardson
Percy Alleline:
Michael Aldridge
Toby Esterhase:
Bernard Hepton
Jim Prideaux:
Ian Bannen
Ann Smiley:
Siân Phillips

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Seminal spy drama series from 1982. Two seemingly unconnected events summon master spy George Smiley from retirement. Show more

Contributors

George Smiley:
Sir Alec Guinness
The General:
Curd Jurgens
Detective Chief Superintendent:
Michael Elphick
Madame Ostrakova:
Eileen Atkins
Oleg Kirov:
Dudley Sutton
Otto Leipzig:
Vladek Sheybal
Lauder Strickland:
Bill Paterson
Oliver Lacon:
Anthony Bate
Villem Craven:
Paul Herzberg
Nigel Mostyn:
Stephen Riddle
Murgotroyd:
Harry Walker
Sergeant Pike:
Trevor Cooper
Attache Kuznetsov:
Renny Krupinski
Director:
Simon Langton

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Seminal spy drama series from 1982. Lacon's instructions to Smiley are specific, but Vladimir had two proofs and was bringing them with him. Show more

Contributors

George Smiley:
Sir Alec Guinness
The General:
Curd Jurgens
Madame Ostrakova:
Eileen Atkins
Otto Leipzig:
Vladek Sheybal
Oliver Lacon:
Anthony Bate
Villem Craven:
Paul Herzberg
Mr Brownlow:
Alan Rickman
Director:
Simon Langton

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Series 1

Smiley Sets a Trap

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Acclaimed adaptation of John le Carre's novel. Smiley's investigation to snare the traitor at the heart of the Circus leads him to a Fleet Street journalist. Show more

Contributors

George Smiley:
Sir Alec Guinness
Jim Prideaux:
Ian Bannen
Jerry Westerby:
Joss Ackland
Toby Esterhase:
Bernard Hepton
Peter Guillam:
Michael Jayston
Sir Oliver Lacon:
Anthony Bate
Ricki Tarr:
Hywel Bennett

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Series 1

Smiley Tracks the Mole

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Acclaimed adaptation of John le Carre's novel. In his search for the mole sitting at the heart of the Circus, Smiley sets out for Oxford to visit an invaluable friend.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Series 1

Tinker Tailor

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Acclaimed adaptation of John le Carre's novel. Smiley thinks that the time has come to call on Jim Prideaux, whose assignment to Czechoslovakia went wrong. Show more