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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Published on Aug 18, 2009

The first few minutes from the BBC series Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy based on John Le Carre's novel of the same title. Among the very best of BBC productions ever, it starred the great Alec Guiness as spy master George Smiley. Guinness does not appear in this clip, though. This scene does not appear as such in the novel but seems very true to the characters and the general "air" of the story. It is also played silently, with great precision and wit. Note great actors, Bernard Hepton as Toby Esterhase (in outrageously coloured shirt), and Ian Richardson as Bill Haydon (balancing coffee cup).
The whole series is joy to watch. Seek it (and the follow-up, Smiley's People) out.

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