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.
Source novelist John le Carré once said of actor Sir Alec Guinness who portrayed George Smiley in two BBC mini-series, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), and its sequel Smiley's People (1982): "Guinness fitted perfectly into the mentality of a spy."
I'm sorry. Traffic. I should've walked.
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Jim Prideaux goes off on his abortive mission to Czechoslovakia at the end of March. Following this scene is a strap-line that says "six months later". That should put the continuing action at the end of September. However we see snow on the roads, and Roddy Martindale saying to George Smiley in the restaurant "... I do hope you're not going to tip him. It's a guinea at Christmas".
SPOILER: The closing credits scroll over a scene of Oxford, which is chronologically where the spy was recruited in the story.
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