Simon Russell Beale stars as the intelligence officer George Smiley and Patrick Malahide as Ned in a three-part dramatisation by Robert Forrest of John le Carre's classic novel
The Berlin Wall is down, the Cold War is over.
Smiley emerges from retirement to accept an invitation to dine at the Sarratt training school.
Over coffee and brandy he beguilingly and provocatively offers the eager young men and women of the Circus' latest intake his thoughts on espionage past, present and future.
In doing so, he prompts Ned, one of his former Circus colleagues and the pilgrim of the book's title, into a profound examination of his own eventful secret life.
Part 2: Ned's search for meaning in his thirty-five year career as an intelligence officer takes him back to the killing fields of Cambodia and to a torturer's cellar in Gdansk.
Colonel Jerzy - Alexander Morton
Hansen - Angus Wright
Saul Enderby - James Laurenson
Rumbelow - Jamie Newall
Henry - Paul Courtenay Hyu
Marie - Alisa Anderson
Aid Worker - Alison Pettitt
Student - Angelo Paragoso
Producer Patrick Rayner
This production concludes BBC Radio 4's major undertaking of dramatising all of the eight novels that feature the spymaster George Smiley, played throughout by Simon Russell Beale.
Ned continues to search for meaning in his 35-year career as an intelligence officer.