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Smiley Sets a Trap 

Smiley confronts one of his suspects and gives him the results of his investigations, which could prove a considerable embarrassment to those concerned.

Director:

John Irvin

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Alec Guinness ... George Smiley
Ian Bannen ... Jim Prideaux
Joss Ackland ... Jerry Westerby
Bernard Hepton ... Toby Esterhase
Michael Jayston ... Peter Guillam
Anthony Bate ... Sir Oliver Lacon
George Sewell ... Mendel
Hywel Bennett ... Ricki Tarr
John Wells John Wells ... Headmaster
Betty Hardy Betty Hardy ... Headmaster's Mother
Guy Standeven ... Flemying-Smith
Duncan Jones Duncan Jones ... Roach
Daniel Beecher Daniel Beecher ... Spikely
Jo Apted Jo Apted ... Linda
Alec Sabin Alec Sabin ... Fawn
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Storyline

George Smiley continues his round of interviews this time meeting part-time agent and journalist, Jerry Westerby. Jerry had contacted Smiley after the Testify fiasco as he had an important piece of information for him. George was out of the Service by then and ignored the letter. Jerry's information confirms that Testify was a set-up. George now takes a gamble and takes one of Percy Alleline's senior men into his confidence. With his investigation now complete, it's time to lay a trap and Ricky Tarr is sent to Paris. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1981 (Netherlands) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

As well as the series debut coinciding with the revelation that Sir Anthony Blunt had been a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring, Ian Richardson (Bill Haydon) also went on to play Blunt in a 1986 British television production (which also starred Anthony Hopkins as Guy Burgess). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Smiley enters a bar to meet an old acquaintance]
Jerry Westerby: [greeting Smiley] George, old boy! What an amazing thing!
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