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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Flushing Out the Mole (S1EP7 BBC Two 22 Oct 1979, Michael Jayston)

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Flushing Out the Mole: The waiting has paid off and the traps closes on Karla’s mole. It is agreed to trade him against several English spies who were captured by the KGB, but Prideaux is still not found and he has an open account to settle with the mole. With the command structure of the Circus hollowed out and containment in progress, Smiley cannot come in from the cold but remains to pick up the pieces.

Regular Cast: Alec Guinness (George Smiley), Michael Jayston (Peter Guillam), Anthony Bate (Oliver Lacon)

Guest Cast: George Sewell (Mendel), Hywel Bennett (Ricki Tarr), Terence Rigby (Roy Bland), Ian Richardson (Bill Haydon), Michael Aldridge (Percy Alleline), Bernard Hepton (Toby Esterhase), Ian Bannen (Jim Prideaux), Siân Phillips (Ann Smiley), George Pravda, Alec Sabin, Duncan Jones, Daniel Beecher

Writers: Arthur Hopcraft / Director: John Irvin

Airdate: 22 Oct 1979 on BBC Two Two

Series: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Season 1 Episode 7

Show Info: Six part spy drama serial. Ageing spy George Smiley is called out of retirement to track down a deadly double agent.