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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.

Director:

John Irvin

Writers:

John le Carré (novel), Arthur Hopcraft (dramatisation)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Alec Guinness ... George Smiley
Michael Jayston ... Peter Guillam
Warren Clarke ... Alwyn
George Sewell ... Mendel
Bernard Hepton ... Toby Esterhase
Michael Aldridge ... Percy Alleline
Terence Rigby ... Roy Bland
Ian Richardson ... Bill Haydon
Hywel Bennett ... Ricki Tarr
Patrick Stewart ... Karla
Anthony Bate ... Sir Oliver Lacon
Alec Sabin Alec Sabin ... Fawn
Marjorie Hogan Marjorie Hogan ... Alisa Brimley
Joe Praml ... Paul Skordeno
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beryl Reid ... Connie Sachs
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1981 (Netherlands) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Mendel: [about Guillam] He does sound jumpy. He might have overdone it a bit there. He was very loud. I've seen it all before, tough ones who crack at 40. They lock it away, pretend it isn't happening, all of a sudden you find 'em sat in front of their desks, the tears pouring on the blotter.
[Smiley looks at him critically]
Mendel: I think I should say what's on my mind.
George Smiley: I think Peter will manage. You heard something about his murderous assignment in French North Africa, I suppose?
Mendel: Something. Whispers.
George Smiley: Peter ...
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