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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
25 October 1982 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Smiley and Karla in the final confrontation. See more »
Plot:
Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Smiley's People - Superb! See more (35 total) »

Cast

 (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)
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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 Location Management
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)
 
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)
 

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UK:360 min (6 parts)
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Trivia:
The synopsis of this mini-series' source novel "Smiley's People" (1979) by John le Carré on his personal website reads: "'It's an emergency, George. You remember Vladimir? George, are you awake? You remember the old General?' The phone call that dragged George Smiley, acting Chief of the Circus, from his bed was a plea to return to active service. But only to bury the case, not to solve it...".See more »
Quotes:
Villem Craven:Was Soviets, Max, was Soviet spies! They kill Vladimir! He know too much.
Stella Craven:So do you. So do we all.
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Smiley's People - Superb!, 15 August 2005
Author: sstuart3-1 from United States

Spy movies are usually exciting, but everything about this production is solid pleasure. Acting, direction, photography, script -- all add up to hours of thrilling action. There are characterizations that stick in the mind for years. Bernard Hepton as "Toby Esterhase" is as good as it gets anywhere. His scenes with Guinness couldn't be better -- Hepton has subtlety, charm, and is often very funny. He moves like a dancer, speaks with a "Hungarian" accent that makes his scenes fly in the most transcendental sense. Everyone is terrific, but as you may have guessed, Toby is my favorite character.

Occasionally a jump cut may cause a little confusion, but not for long. All the elements of the story are orchestrated like a ballet. I can't imagine anyone not loving this movie.

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