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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (BBC 1979). Episode Four

In many ways Michael Jayston is the glue that holds Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy together.  With Smiley remaining in the shadows until the end, it’s Peter Guillam who has to act as Smiley’s leg-man (for example, venturing into the Circus) to obtain the information that he needs.  973 more words


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (BBC 1979). Episode Three

Beryl Reid had an interesting career.  She first came to prominence in the 1950’s via the radio series Educating Archie, where she played several roles (the mischievous schoolgirl Monica and the Brummie Marlene).  1,278 more words


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (BBC 1979). Episode Two

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was certainly a series that took its time.  With seven episodes to play with, it could afford to take the long road – and this was very evident in episode two. 806 more words

BBC Drama - 1970's

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carre

The Circus has already suffered a bad defeat, and the result was two bullets in a man’s back. But a bigger threat still exists. The legendary George Smiley is recruited to root out a high-level mole of thirty years’ standing – though to find him means spying on the spies. 237 more words

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (BBC 1979). Episode One

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has a cast to die for.  Headed, of course, by Alec Guinness and featuring the likes of Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell, Bernard Hepton, Ian Richardson, Hywel Bennett, Terence Rigby, Ian Bannen, John Wells, Joss Ackland, Warren Clarke, Thorley Walters, Beryl Reid, Patrick Stewart, Nigel Stock and Sian Phillips. 804 more words

BBC Drama - 1970's

A Hodge Podge of Thoughts (Or, Some Stuff That's Nifty 1/28/15)

There’s no unified theme for today’s blog post, simply because it’s the middle of a relatively stressful week and I’ve not been thinking about much besides… 483 more words


Netflix January 2015_day.24 - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

_Obviously, I fell behind. I tried hard to keep up with movies, I really did. But it was tough watching movies in a room with 6 people in it. 657 more words