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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: How It All Fits Together (S1EP4 BBC Two 1 Oct 1979, George Sewell)

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How It All Fits Together: Ricki Tarr becomes unstable and George Smiley must examine his past to find answers. He must examine his personal life as well as his past with the Circus, especially in regard to Control. He also reflects on his meeting with Karla, ‘The Sandman’.

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

Guest Cast: George Sewell (Mendel), Bernard Hepton (Toby Esterhase), Michael Aldridge (Percy Alleline), Terence Rigby (Roy Bland), Ian Richardson (Bill Haydon), Hywel Bennett (Ricki Tarr), Patrick Stewart (Karla), Warren Clarke, Alec Sabin, Marjorie Hogan, Joe Praml

Writers: Arthur Hopcraft / Director: John Irvin

Airdate: 1 Oct 1979 on BBC Two Two

Series: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Season 1 Episode 4

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