Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what happened. He begins to follow up the clues of his friends past days, discovering that the clues lead to a high person in the Russian Secret service, and a secret important enough to kill for.

  1. John le Carré


Series Cast

  1. Eileen Atkins

    Eileen Atkins

    Madame Ostrakova

    10 Episodes

  2. Bill Paterson

    Bill Paterson

    Lauder Strickland

    10 Episodes

  3. Michael Byrne

    Michael Byrne

    Peter Guillam

    9 Episodes

  4. Michael Lonsdale

    Michael Lonsdale

    Anton Grigoriev

    9 Episodes

  5. Bernard Hepton

    Bernard Hepton

    Toby Esterhase

    8 Episodes

  6. Ingrid Pitt

    Ingrid Pitt


    8 Episodes

  7. Mario Adorf

    Mario Adorf

    Claus Kretzschmar

    8 Episodes

  8. Vladek Sheybal

    Vladek Sheybal

    Otto Leipzig

    8 Episodes

  9. Michael Gough

    Michael Gough


    8 Episodes

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Smiley's People


1982 | 6 Episodes

Season 1 of Smiley's People premiered on September 20, 1982.

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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