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6 x 60 minute episodes
Alec Guinness returned in this sequel to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy as the disillusioned intelligence chief coaxed out of retirement to help deal with the murder of ‘the General’, an old colleague from ‘The Circus’ with some valuable information.
His investigation leads to an old nemesis, the Soviet spymaster known only as Karla.
But it was Beryl Reid who won a BAFTA Best Actress award for her cameo role of Connie Sachs.
During the original airing of the miniseries on BBC television, radio DJ Terry Wogan ran a “Does anyone know what’s going on?” competition on a weekly basis – which amused author John le Carré greatly.
Madame La Pierre