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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Episode Guide

Season 1

Return to the Circus

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Sep 10, 1979

Return to the Circus
Was George Smiley sacked after a scandal or is he merely retired? When he is summoned by the Cabinet watchdog for Intelligence Affairs, Smiley agrees to head the hunt for a Secret Service mole.

Tarr Tells His Story

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Sep 17, 1979

Tarr Tells His Story
Smiley is forced to go back over some very old ground when he is told a story about spies.

Smiley Tracks the Mole

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Sep 24, 1979

Smiley Tracks the Mole
In his search for the mole sitting at the heart of the Circus, Smiley sets out for Oxford to visit an invaluable friend.

How It All Fits Together

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 1, 1979

How It All Fits Together
Smiley recalls the past - his involvement with Tinker, Tailor, Soldier and Poorman, and Karla - the legendary head of Moscow Circus.

Tinker Tailor

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 8, 1979

Tinker Tailor
Smiley thinks that the time has come to call on Jim Prideaux, whose assignment to Czechoslovakia went disastrously wrong, with the mole at the heart of the Circus to blame.

Smiley Sets a Trap

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Oct 15, 1979

Smiley Sets a Trap
Smiley's investigation to snare the traitor at the heart of the Circus leads him to Jerry Westerby, a Fleet Street journalist.

Flushing Out the Mole

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Oct 22, 1979

Flushing Out the Mole
In the final part of John le Carre's classic story, George Smiley's search for the mole at the heart of the Circus finally comes to an end.
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