John Le CarrŽ's classic tale of espionage leaps off the page and into the guise of an epic 6 hour television miniseries. A mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Agent and master spy George Smiley (Sir Alec Guinness, Star Wars Episode IV) is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a decisive investigation into Cold War era espionage and his own past. With whispers on the wind and secrets ripe for exploitation, the stakes are raised for Smiley to brush aside prejudice and find his man before it is too late.
Featuring a stellar cast, including: Ian Richardson, Patrick Stewart, Warren Clarke, Michael Aldridge, Joss Ackland, Ian Bannen and directed by John Irvin, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY is adapted for the screen in forensic detail by the author himself, helping to bring life to one of the greatest British Cold War spy thrillers of all time.