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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Tinker Tailor (S1EP5 BBC Two 8 Oct 1979, Ian Bannen)



Tinker Tailor: Smiley, now fortified with new information, goes to confront Jim Prideaux, an old spy who long since came in from the cold and is now a school teacher. Control, in his last days, seemed to have confided in him and sent him on a mission behind the Iron Curtain to find out who exactly the mole in the Circus was, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Rich man, or Poor man.

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

Guest Cast: George Sewell (Mendel), Ian Bannen (Jim Prideaux), Ian Richardson (Bill Haydon), Alexander Knox (Control), John Standing, Mandy Cuthbert, Duncan Jones, Daniel Beecher

Writers: Arthur Hopcraft / Director: John Irvin

Airdate: 8 Oct 1979 on BBC Two Two

Series: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Season 1 Episode 5

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