Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

British mini-series based upon the best selling spy novel by John le Carre. Alec Guinness starred as George Smiley, a retired British Intelligence chief, who was called back into action to investigate the possible penetration of the intelligence service by a deep cover Soviet agent or "Mole." The series aired in seven parts on British television in the fall of 1979 and in the United States on PBS the following year.

Episode Info

Final: 1x07 -- Flushing Out the Mole (Oct/22/1979)

In the finale, Smiley finally deduces the identity of the Mole plaguing British Intelligence.
Alec GuinnessAlec Guinness
As George Smiley
Hywel BennettHywel Bennett
As Ricki Tarr

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Producer: Jonathan Powell
Production Designer: Austin Spriggs
Editor: Chris Wimble, Clare Douglas
Unit Production Manager: Marcia Wheeler
Music: Geoffrey Burgon
Costume Designer: Joyce Mortlock
Make-up: Elizabeth Rowell
Script Supervisor: Betty Willingale
Director of Photography: Tony Pierce Roberts
Sound Editor: Malcolm Webberley

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Recurring Guests

Anthony Bate as Oliver Lacon (7 eps)
Michael Jayston as Peter Guillam (7 eps)
George Sewell as Mendel (6 eps)
Bernard Hepton as Toby Esterhase (6 eps)
Ian Richardson as Bill Haydon (5 eps)
Ian Bannen as Jim Prideaux (4 eps)
Michael Aldridge (1) as Percy Alleline (4 eps)
Terence Rigby as Roy Bland (4 eps)
Alec Sabin as Fawn (4 eps)
Alexander Knox as Control (3 eps)

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