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Title:
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy
Author:
Powell, Jonathan.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
3 videodiscs (approximately 108 min. each) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Some say George Smiley is in innocent retirement. Others say he was sacked after the Czech scandal. But all agree that nobody ever leaves the 'Circus' without some unfinished business. Brought out of retirement to trace an enemy infiltrator in the department where he was once the prize employee, the shy and retiring master of espionage moves forwards to investigate and finds himself going backwards over very old ground.
General Note:
Based on the novel by John Le Carre; dramatized by Arthur Hopcraft.

DVD release of the 1980 miniseries.

Special features: Digitally remastered, interview with John le Carré, production notes, cast filmographies, and le Carré biography and booklist.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Contents:
Disc 1: Episodes 1 & 2 -- Disc 2: Episodes 3 & 4 -- Disc 3: Episodes 5 & 6.
Reading Level:
Not rated.
ISBN:
9781569385265
UPC:
054961526291
Format :
DVD

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Living a premature and somewhat humbling retirement, elderly British spy George Smiley (Alec Guinness) is abruptly resurrected by his former boss Lacon (Anthony Bate) with an ultra-secret mission: find the double agent in the ranks of the British Secret Service. Is it the pompous head of service, Percy Alleline (Michael Aldridge)? The blowsy Bland (Terence Rigby)? The shifty Toby Esterhase (Bernard Hepdon)? Or perhaps the urbane Bill Haydon (Ian Richardson)? Pushed into retirement by a scandal caused by the now-deceased head of service, Control (Alexander Knox), and because he suspected that there was a spy, Smiley journeys through the labyrinthine world of the British spy service layer by layer as he hunts the mole controlled by the mysterious Russian spymaster Karla (Patrick Stewart). Taken from a best-selling novel by internationally famed novelist John Le Carré, this nearly five-hour miniseries was first broadcast by the BBC. The story is loosely based on the infamous Kim Philby spy scandal of the early '60s. ~ Nick Sambides, Jr., Rovi