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Smiley’s People: Smiley’s Lighter (S1EP6 BBC Two 25 Oct 1982, Patrick Stewart)

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Smiley’s Lighter: Smiley interrogates a diplomat by showing him a series of photographs, and in turn, closes in on the person who killed Vladimir. He is lead to the asylum, and ironically, things eventually become clearer.

Regular Cast: Alec Guinness (George Smiley)

Guest Cast: Michael Lonsdale (Grigoriev), Bernard Hepton (Toby Esterhase), Rosalie Crutchley (Mother Felicity), Michael Byrne (Peter Guillam), Bill Paterson (Lauder Strickland), Patrick Stewart (Karla), Tusse Silberg (Alexandra), Lucinda Curtis, Joe Praml, Eugene Lipinski, Julia McCarthy, Marion Garai, Margrit Knecht, Roswitha Dost

Writers: John Le Carré, John Hopkins / Director: Simon Langton

Airdate: 25 Oct 1982 on BBC Two Two

Series: Smiley’s People Season 1 Episode 6

Show Info: Spy drama serial. A sequel to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in which elderly spy George Smiley is once more called out of retirement and tackles a Soviet spy master.