TV Mini-Series | TV-14 | | Drama, Thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6's echelons.
Several of the cast were cast or offered roles in Peter Grimwade directed Doctor Who (1963) episodes.
You heard something about his
George Smiley: murderous assignment in French North Africa, I suppose?
Mendel: Something. Whispers...
George Smiley: Peter was overmatched and he lost. His agents were hanged. No one recovers entirely from that sort of thing. That is, I wouldn't trust a man...
During the outdoor daytime scene where Smiley converses with Prideaux, they are tracked by the camera as they walk across a field. At one point, when they are nearest the camera, the shadows of some crew members are just about visible on Prideaux's coat.
In the closing credits, the church prayer "Nunc dimittis" is played. This prayer describes Simeon's wish to depart this world after having witnessed the newborn Messiah. In context, this theme is used to bid farewell to the viewer.
The American DVD edition is a syndicated edit comprised of six episodes instead of seven.
English, Czech, Russian
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