Smiley's People

Smiley's People (1982)


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.

Score: 7.6/10 from 23 votes
First Air Date: 1982-09-20
Last Air Date: 1982-10-25
Total Seasons: 1
Total Episodes: 6
Status: Ended
Network: BBC Two

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Season 1
First air date: 1982-09-19


Alec Guinness
as George Smiley
Eileen Atkins
as Madame Ostrakova
Bill Paterson
as Lauder Strickland
Bernard Hepton
as Toby Esterhase
Anthony Bate
as Oliver Lacon
Ingrid Pitt
as Elvira
Michael Byrne
as Peter Guillam
Beryl Reid
as Connie Sachs
Vladek Sheybal
as Otto Leipzig
Andy Bradford
as Ferguson
Tusse Silberg
as Alexandra Ostrakova
Germaine Delbat
as Madame La Pierre
Mario Adorf
as Claus Kretzschmar
Curd Jürgens
as The General
Michael Lonsdale
as Anton Grigoriev
Barry Foster
as Saul Enderby
Michael Gough
as Mikhel


Writing John le Carré Writer
Writing John Hopkins Writer
Production Jonathan Powell Producer