Sitting is an eloquent business. We sit according to our natures. We sprawl and straddle, we rest like boxers between rounds,
we fidget, perch, cross and uncross our legs. He did none of those things. He was like a promontory of rock; he could have sat all day, without stirring a muscle...
The first part of the Karla trilogy. There's a mole inside the Circus.
Control knew this but died before he could identify the traitor.
Who spies on the spies? George Smiley is brought out of retirement
and finds the solution comes at a personal cost.
Dramatised by Shaun McKenna in three episodes
Simon Russell Beale as George Smiley
Anna Chancellor as Ann Smiley
Michael Feast as Bill Haydon
Alex Jennings as Lacon
Maggie Steed as Connie Sachs
Kenneth Cranham as Mendel
Anthony Calf as Jim Prideaux
Jamie Foreman as Rikki Tarr
Directed by Steven Canny