Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Season 1, Episode 4

How It All Fits Together (1 Oct. 1979)

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While Guillam and Tarr come under pressure, Smiley recounts his one meeting with the Soviet master spy Karla, who is undoubtedly running the spy inside MI6.



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Episode cast overview:
George Sewell ...
Bernard Hepton ...
Michael Aldridge ...
Terence Rigby ...
Hywel Bennett ...
Anthony Bate ...
Alec Sabin ...
Marjorie Hogan ...
Alisa Brimley


Smiley and Guillam realise that Tarr has not told them the full story and that his presence in Britain is known to those suspected of being the mole. Smiley also reflects on an encounter he once had with Karla, Moscow Centre's leading strategist. Written by Mark Treuthardt

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Drama | Thriller





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1 October 1979 (UK)  »

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George Smiley: How do you feel, Peter?
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