Book to Movie: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979)

The Book to Movie of Month
  • Author: John le Carré
  • Pages: 347
  • Audio: 12 hours and 49 minutes
The Book to Movie of Month
  • Director: John Irvin
  • Screen Writer: Arthur Hopcraft
  • Running Time: 5 hours and 24 minutes (6 episodes)


  • Alec Guinness as George Smiley
  • Alexander Knox as Control
  • Michael Jayston as Peter Guillam
  • Anthony Bate as Oliver Lacon
  • Bernard Hepton as Toby Esterhase
  • Ian Richardson as Bill Haydon
  • Ian Bannen as Jim Prideaux
  • Hywel Bennett as Ricki Tarr
  • Michael Aldridge as Percy Alleline
  • Terence Rigby as Roy Bland
  • George Sewell as Mendel
  • Beryl Reid as Connie Sachs
  • Joss Ackland as Jerry Westerby
  • Siân Phillips as Ann Smiley
  • Frank Moorey as Lauder Strickland
  • Nigel Stock as Roddy Martindale
  • John Standing as Sam Collins
  • Thorley Walters as Tufty Thessinger
  • Patrick Stewart as Karla
  • Mandy Cuthbert as Molly Purcell