Smiley's People (1982)

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 George Smiley (6 episodes, 1982)
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 Madame Ostrakova (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Lauder Strickland (4 episodes, 1982)
Vladek Sheybal ...
 Otto Leipzig (4 episodes, 1982)
Andy Bradford ...
 Ferguson (4 episodes, 1982)
Bernard Hepton ...
 Toby Esterhase (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Peter Guillam (3 episodes, 1982)
Anthony Bate ...
 Oliver Lacon (3 episodes, 1982)
Tusse Silberg ...
 Alexandra Ostrakova (3 episodes, 1982)
Germaine Delbat ...
 Madame La Pierre (3 episodes, 1982)
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Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what happened. He begins to follow up the clues of his friends past days, discovering that the clues lead to a high person in the Russian Secret service, and a secret important enough to kill for. Smiley continues to put together the pieces a step ahead or a step behind the Russian killers. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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25 October 1982 (USA)  »

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During its original airing on BBC television radio DJ Terry Wogan ran a "Does anyone know what's going on?" competition on a weekly basis. This amused John le Carré greatly. See more »

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Toby Esterhase: First we'd take the document to Max. That's you, George. Max would know its meaning, Max would reward us. Gifts, promotion, medals, maybe we'd get lunch with the Queen. Only problem was, Vladimir didn't know you were on the shelf and the Circus had joined the Boy Scouts.
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Follows Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) See more »

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British espionage at its best!
2 February 1999 | by (Fort Washington, Md.) – See all my reviews

Just a reminder, this was the follow-up (sequel?) to the novel "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (1980) They both were extremely well done. Sir Alec Guinness.......great! I wish someone would find a way to get both of these great PBS broadcasts on video. PBS is always looking for funding support? Could be missing a bet.


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