Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy / Smiley's People
John Le Carré’s classic tale of espionage leaps off the page and into the guise of an epic 6 hour television miniseries. A mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Agent and master spy George Smiley (Sir Alec Guinness, Star Wars Episode IV) is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a decisive investigation into Cold War era espionage and his own past. With whispers on the wind and secrets ripe for exploitation, the stakes are raised for Smiley to brush aside prejudice and find his man before it is too late.Featuring a stellar cast, including: Ian Richardson, Patrick Stewart, Warren Clarke, Michael Aldridge, Joss Ackland, Ian Bannen and directed by John Irvin, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY is adapted for the screen in forensic detail by the author himself, helping to bring life to one of the greatest British Cold War spy thrillers of all time.
Following on from the successful miniseries TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, John Le Carré’s master spy returns in the BAFTA Award-winning Smiley’s People. George Smiley (Oscar® winner Alec Guinness, Star Wars Episode IV) is called out of retirement when one of his contacts, a former Soviet General, is found murdered. Still working for the ‘Circus’, more commonly known as the Secret Intelligence Service, he discovers a clandestine operation run by his arch nemesis of the Russian Secret Service, Karla (Patrick Stewart, X-Men) uncovering a secret important enough to kill for. Featuring an ensemble cast including: Bernard Hepton (Gandhi), Beryl Reid (STAR!), Alan Rickman (the Harry Potter series), Siân Phillips (I, Claudius), Michael Lonsdale (The Day of the Jackal) and Bill Patterson (The Killing Fields), Smiley’s People is a gripping tale of intrigue and espionage in the finest Le Carré tradition.
|Directors||John Le Carre & Simon Langton|
|Actors||Alec Guinness, Patrick Stewart, Warren Clarke, Alan Rickman, Bill Paterson|
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
|Consumer Advice||Adult themes|
|Year of Release||1979|
|Primary Format - Movies/TV||DVD|