Both had supposedly outlived their usefulness to the Circus, the British Secret Intelligence Service: George Smiley, the retired head of espionage, and General Vladimir, an aging informant who reported to him. When the general walks into a bullet after sending an urgent message to his old handler, the Circus asks Smiley to "tidy things up." But Smiley hears Vladimir's message as a call to arms against his nemesis, the Soviet super spy Karla, once again tantalizingly within his grasp.
A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house.
Smiley's People: Season 1 clip - starring Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Bate, Bernard Hepton, Michael Lonsdale, Patrick Stewart. Directed by Simon Langton.
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Led by a radical chief, terrorists take over the American embassy in London and make impossible demands that jeopardize the safety of the hostages.
When a young girl mysteriously disappears, police sergeant Howie travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle, is not at all what it seems.
Edward Woodward stars as Sergeant Howie, a naive young police officer sent to Summerisle, a secluded island off the coast of Scotland, to investigate the disappearance of a young girl named Rowan. When he arrives there, he finds a very tight-knit community that is mistrustful and hostile to outsiders. Soon, Howie begins to realize that the town might be a strange pagan cult, one given to unbridled sexuality and possible human sacrifice. Seeking an audience with the oddly civilized Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee), Howie hopes to get to the bottom of the mystery, but instead he finds something more shocking than he could have ever imagined.
A review of local police files reveals that owners of a particular mansion have all died in a horrible fashion. In one instance, "Method for Murder," the obsessions of a mystery writer provide his wife with an opportunity to do him in. In a second, "Waxworks," the owner was the unhappy recipient of the attentions of a jealous husband. The third, "Sweets to the Sweet," has another fall victim to his charming daughter, who plays with voodoo dolls. And in "The Cloak," a horror-film star who insists on authenticity in his costumes is somehow given the cloak of a real vampire, with humorously ghoulish results.
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