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Part 1

Dramatisation by Robert Forrest of John le Carre's classic novel featuring intelligence officer George Smiley.

Berlin, the early 1960s - the Wall is up between East and West and the Cold War is at freezing point. Alec Leamas is Circus Head of Station in Berlin, and his network of agents in East Germany is in great danger.

Smiley ...... Simon Russell Beale
Alec Leamas ...... Brian Cox
Liz Gold ...... Ruth Gemmell
Control ...... John Rowe
Peter Guillam ...... Richard Dillane
Elsie/Elvira ...... Siobhan Redmond
Ashe ...... Jamie Newall
Miss Crail ...... Liza Sadovy
Mr Pitt ...... Philip Fox
Grocer ...... David Hargreaves
CIA Man ...... Benjamin Askew.

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