Smiley's People: Season 1, Episode 4

Episode #1.4 (11 Oct. 1982)

TV Episode  |   |  Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 56 users  
Reviews: write review

Smiley gets into trouble with his superiors, who want the investigation closed. But he finally encounters the woman and gets her account.



(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in

10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 666 titles
created 28 Jan 2012

Related Items

Search for "Episode #1.4" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Episode #1.4 (11 Oct 1982)

Episode #1.4 (11 Oct 1982) on IMDb 8.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Smiley's People.
« Previous Episode | 4 of 6 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Adorf ...
Vladek Sheybal ...
Saul Enderby
Tusse Silberg ...
Thessy Kuhls ...
Frau Kretzschmar (as Tessy Kuhls)
Molly Meakin
Andy Bradford ...
Ferguson (as Andrew Bradford)
Carl Duering ...
Jonathan Burn ...
Guy Standeven ...
British Embassy Official
Elisabeth Goebel ...
Woman at Water Camp


George travels to West Germany to make contact with Otto Leipzig. He starts by visiting the owner of a sex club, Claus Kretchmar. A friend of Otto's for many years, Kretchmar was often used as the intermediary when the Circus wanted to get in touch with Otto. It quickly becomes obvious to Smiley that the photo the General was so excited about was taken in the night club. He also assumes there is more information, taped conversations perhaps, but Kretchmar claims to have nothing. Smiley sets off to a holiday camp to find Otto. There he sees the extent to which the Soviets will go to keep Otto's information secret. He also finds the key to the information that Otto had left behind for him. George travels to Paris to arrange for Madame Ostrakova's protection and enlists the assistance of Peter Guillam, now assigned to the Embassy. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

11 October 1982 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Lucy Fleming is the niece of Ian Fleming. See more »


Peter Guillam: It's bloody typical of London, not telling me you're out here. I mean, that's par for the course, these days. I usually pick it up from the Queen's Messenger six weeks after the event! Not like in your day.
George Smiley: I'm sorry to have to tell you, Peter, I'm working on my own these days.
Peter Guillam: Bloody hell, George! I must say, you do put a strain on friendship, you do! You mean I just called out the entire Emergency Service in Paris to assist you in a piece of private enterprise?
George Smiley: Find a phone box, ring your ...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tin Pavillion Hampstead Heath stephandunbar
Best Guillam brown_bread
George Smiley's obsession farmerne
In a glass dylanw1
Alexandra's age szspam
Trilogy Lilyan_Chandler
Discuss Episode #1.4 (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: