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Release Date:
25 October 1982 (USA) See more »
Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus... See more »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 30)

Alec Guinness ... George Smiley (6 episodes, 1982)

Eileen Atkins ... Madame Ostrakova (4 episodes, 1982)

Bill Paterson ... 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)

Michael Byrne ... 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)

Series Directed by
Simon Langton (6 episodes, 1982)
Series Writing credits
John Hopkins (6 episodes, 1982)
John le Carré (6 episodes, 1982)

Series Produced by
Jonathan Powell .... producer (6 episodes, 1982)
Series Original Music by
Patrick Gowers (6 episodes, 1982)
Series Cinematography by
Kenneth MacMillan (6 episodes, 1982)
Series Film Editing by
Clare Douglas (3 episodes, 1982)
Chris Wimble (3 episodes, 1982)
Series Production Design by
Austen Spriggs (6 episodes, 1982)
Series Costume Design by
Sheila Beers (6 episodes, 1982)
Series Makeup Department
Elizabeth Rowell .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1982)
Series Production Management
Richard Cox .... production manager (6 episodes, 1982)
Marion McDougall .... production manager (6 episodes, 1982)
Jeremy Silberston .... production manager (6 episodes, 1982)
Series Art Department
Stewart Austin .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 1982)
David Privett .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1982)
Series Sound Department
Ken Hains .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1982)
Malcolm Webberley .... film recordist (6 episodes, 1982)
Michael Parker .... dubbing editor (3 episodes, 1982)
John Strickland .... dubbing editor (3 episodes, 1982)
Series Visual Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... visual effects designer (1 episode, 1982)
Series Stunts
Rémy Julienne .... stunt arranger (1 episode, 1982)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Russell .... chief grip (2 episodes, 1982)
Series Music Department
Patrick Gowers .... conductor (6 episodes, 1982)
Series Other crew
Diana Brookes .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1982)
Jenny Doe .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1982)
Gordon Ronald .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1982)
Marcia Wheeler .... production associate (6 episodes, 1982)
Riitta Lynn .... assistant floor manager (3 episodes, 1982)
Lynn Richards .... assistant floor manager (3 episodes, 1982)
Renato Egger .... location manager: Switzerland (2 episodes, 1982)
Antoine Gannagé .... location manager: France (2 episodes, 1982)
Hans-Stefan Heyne .... location manager: Germany (2 episodes, 1982)
Olivier Péray .... location manager: France (2 episodes, 1982)
Rainer Swietochowski .... location manager: Germany (2 episodes, 1982)
Sandor Von Orosz .... location manager: Switzerland (2 episodes, 1982)

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UK:360 min (6 parts)
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Did You Know?

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 »
Toby Esterhase:George, do me a favor, okay? You want a Hungarian babysitter someday, call me. You go messing around with creeps like Kirov and Leipzig, you better have a creep like Toby look after you. You're an old spy in a hurry, George. You used to say they were the worst.
George Smiley:Oh they are, Toby, they are.
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
British espionage at its best!, 2 February 1999
Author: Nathaniel McPherson from Fort Washington, Md.

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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