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
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

Bernard Hepton as Toby Esterhase (11 eps)
George Sewell as Mendel (10 eps)
Anthony Bate as Oliver Lacon (10 eps)
Michael Jayston as Peter Guillam (10 eps)
Ian Richardson as Bill Haydon (9 eps)
Michael Aldridge (1) as Percy Alleline (7 eps)
Ian Bannen as Jim Prideaux (6 eps)
Duncan Jones as Roach (6 eps)
Terence Rigby as Roy Bland (5 eps)
Alexander Knox as Control (5 eps)

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