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Smiley’s People: The General’s Big Fish (S1EP2 BBC Two 27 Sep 1982, Anthony Bate)



The General’s Big Fish: Smiley takes a trip to investigate his friend’s flat for clues. After finding a series of clues that lead to something bigger, Smiley interrogates a man about Vladimir’s whereabouts. And lastly, a picture of two men in bed with a woman stirs things up.

Regular Cast: Alec Guinness (George Smiley)

Guest Cast: Curd Jürgens (The General), Eileen Atkins (Madame Ostrakova), Maureen Lipman (Stella Craven), Michael Gough (Mikhel), Anthony Bate (Oliver Lacon), Vladek Sheybal (Otto Leipzig), Ingrid Pitt (Elvira), Paul Herzberg (Villem Craven), Andrew Bradford (Ferguson), Okon Jones, Alan Rickman, Jan Carey, Anna Wing, Ken Sicklen, Peter Guinness, Tanya Rees

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

Airdate: 27 Sep 1982 on BBC Two Two

Series: Smiley’s People Season 1 Episode 2

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.