Tinker Tailor BBC Miniseries

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (BBC Mini-Series)

Screening with introduction

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Sat 17 October 2015

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (BBC Mini-Series)

Screening with introduction

Tinker Tailor BBC Miniseries
Sat 17 October 2015,

Screening of the full seven-part 1979 BBC series in which spymaster George Smiley is brought out of retirement to unmask the Russian agent hidden in the senior ranks of British Intelligence with only a few old friends, his own powers of deduction, and secrecy as weapons. Starring the great Alec Guinness, the outstanding series also features some of the finest TV actors of their generation, including Ian Bannen, Hywel Bennett, Michael Jayston, Beryl Reid and Ian Richardson. Dramatised by Arthur Hopcroft and directed by John Irvin, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy perfectly captures John le Carré’s own insight into the shady underworld of spies and the political climate during the Cold War.

Introduced by author Adam Sisman (John le Carré: The Biography).

Part of I Spy…John le Carré, a weekender celebrating the launch of Bristol-based Adam Sisman’s biography on celebrated author John le Carré – including the full 1979 seven-part BBC mini-series of Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, a screening of the recent film version, and Sisman himself in conversation with Robert McCrum, associate editor of the Observer.

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