Smiley's People (1982) TV Mini-Series poster and book cover compared.

Smiley's People

Simon Langton, 1982

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Smiley's People
John le Carré, 1979

Smiley’s People is a TV mini-series directed by Simon Langton in 1982 and based on the book of the same name by John le Carré, first published in 1979. The TV series features Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson, Vladek Sheybal, Andy Bradford, Bernard Hepton, and others.

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8.6

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TV Mini-Series Poster: Smiley's People (Simon Langton, 1982)

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Book Cover: Smiley's People (John le Carré, 1979)

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Audiobook cover of Smiley's People, the 1979 book by John le Carré.

Smiley's People

Read by: Michael Jayston

Storyline

George Smiley is called out of retirement when one of his former assets, an émigré general, is found murdered. In tidying up loose ends for the Circus, his former employer, he discovers a clandestine operation run by his nemesis, Karla, for his own personal benefit. Smiley is able to use this irregularity against Karla, forcing him to defect to the West.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Smiley's People, the 1982 TV series by Simon Langton

Year

1982

Minutes

60

Movie Rate

8.60

Source: IMDb

TV Mini-Series

Smiley's People

Country: UK

Year: 1982

Length: 1h / 6 episodes

Cover of Smiley's People, the 1979 book by John le Carré

Year

1979

Pages

397

Book Rate

8.54

S: Goodreads

Book

Smiley's People

Country: UK

First published in: 1979

Length: 397 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of Smiley's People, the 1982 TV series by Simon Langton

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Cover of Smiley's People, the 1979 book by John le Carré

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