How do you find an enemy who is hidden right before your eyes?

George Smiley
Bill Haydon Toby Esterhase Roy Bland Percy Alleline


In the early 1970s during the Cold War, the head of British Intelligence, Control, resigns after an operation in Budapest, Hungary goes badly wrong.

It transpires that Control believed one of four senior figures in the service was in fact a Russian agent—a mole—and the Hungary operation was an attempt to identify which of them it was.

Smiley, who had been forced into retirement by the departure of Control, is asked by a senior government figure to investigate a story told to him by a rogue agent, Ricky Tarr, that there was a mole.

Smiley considers that the failure of the Hungary operation, and the continuing success of Operation Witchcraft (an apparent source of significant Soviet intelligence) confirms this, and takes up the task of finding him.

Credit to David Brain



Gary Oldman George Smiley
Colin Firth Bill Haydon
David Dencik Toby Esterhase
Ciaran Hinds Roy Bland
Toby Jones Percy Alleline
John Hunt Control
Mark Strong Jim Prideaux
Benedict Cumberbatch Peter Guillam
Tom Hardy Ricki Tarr


Tomas Alfredson


Tim Bevan, Eric Fellnerm, and Robyn Slovo


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From 2 April 2014

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