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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)
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 Otto Leipzig / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Ferguson (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Toby Esterhase (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Peter Guillam (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Oliver Lacon (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Alexandra Ostrakova (3 episodes, 1982)
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 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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After watching the early rushes of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), John Hopkins and John le Carré re-drafted the script of this series to subtly change George Smiley's character to use Alec Guinness's performance to greater effect. See more »

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George Smiley: You're very piano, Peter.
Peter Guillam: I'm just feeling my age.
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The opening credits feature a set of wooden planks, on which yellow chalk marks (the secret signal used by the spies) are scrawled. See more »

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Follows The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) 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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