Dramatisation by Robert Forrest of John le Carré's first novel.
London, the late 1950s, and a disenchanted George Smiley is engaged in the routine job of security vetting.
When a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide not long after being cleared of Communist sympathies, Smiley investigates and uncovers a deadly conspiracy with its roots in his own wartime past.
George Smiley....Simon Russell Beale
Inspector Mendel....Kenneth Cranham
Elsa Fennan....Eleanor Bron
Ann Smiley....Anna Chancellor
Peter Guillam....Richard Dillane
Dieter Frey....Henry Goodman
Adam Starr/Mundt....Sam Dale
Ludo Oriel....Janice Acquah
Nursing Sister....Caroline Guthrie
With Benjamin Askew and Jonathan Tafler.
George Smiley investigates when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide.