Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Making its first appearance on 10/9/1979, this was the first John Le Carré spy drama adapted for TV. Alec Guinness won a Bafta for his beguiling performance as George Smiley, brought out of retirement to trace a double agent in 'The Circus', his old department. Geoffrey Burgon devised the haunting theme, while the cast list is a stunning roll call of British talent: Ian Richardson, Beryl Reid, Thorley Walters, Ian Bannen, Hywel Bennett, Bernard Hepton, Michael Jayston… AND MANY MORE!