Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [2 Discs] [Blu-ray] [1979]

  • SKU: 19927627
  • Release Date: 04/24/2012
  • Rating: NR
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Special Features

  • Exclusive interview with Director John Irvin (29 min.)
  • Deleted scenes (11 min.)
  • Interview with John le Carré (27 min.)
  • Production notes
  • Glossary of main characters and terms
  • le Carré biography and booklist


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Living a premature and somewhat humbling retirement, elderly British spy George Smiley (Alec Guinness) is abruptly resurrected by his former boss Lacon (Anthony Bate) with an ultra-secret mission: find the double agent in the ranks of the British Secret Service. Is it the pompous head of service, Percy Alleline (Michael Aldridge)? The blowsy Bland (Terence Rigby)? The shifty Toby Esterhase (Bernard Hepdon)? Or perhaps the urbane Bill Haydon (Ian Richardson)? Pushed into retirement by a scandal caused by the now-deceased head of service, Control (Alexander Knox), and because he suspected that there was a spy, Smiley journeys through the labyrinthine world of the British spy service layer by layer as he hunts the mole controlled by the mysterious Russian spymaster Karla (Patrick Stewart). Taken from a best-selling novel by internationally famed novelist John Le Carré, this nearly five-hour miniseries was first broadcast by the BBC. The story is loosely based on the infamous Kim Philby spy scandal of the early '60s. ~ Nick Sambides, Jr., Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Alec Guinness
    Alec Guinness - George Smiley
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    Michael Aldridge - Percy Alleline
  • Bernard Hepton
    Bernard Hepton - Toby Esterhase
  • Ian Richardson
    Ian Richardson - Bill Haydon
  • Michael Jayston
    Michael Jayston - Peter Guillam

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great BBCC movie

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    If you are a fan of Lee Carre and stylish BBC productions. Alec Guiness as always is superb as Smiley. Way better than the recent Hollywood version

    I would recommend this to a friend

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