Season 1, Episode 4
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.
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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