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Welcome to this website which is about the BBC productions of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley's People and in particular Alec Guinness' performance as George Smiley.   There is quite a bit of information about the production of both of these series online, but there doesn't appear to be a central website pulling everything together.  The aim of this website is to publish fresh material about both series, identify some of the filming locations and signpost visitors to the wonderful content that is already out there. This website is NOT a commercial endeavour and will hopefully be of interest to fans of both productions. I have my dad to thank for my love of these series.  He watched each episode beside me when they were first broadcast, but I understood only a little of what I saw back then.  As an adult I have seen them many times and find them endlessly compelling and fascinating. The intricacies of the plot and the quality of the acting keep me coming back time a

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Joining the Circus: Actor Stephen Riddle on being one of Smiley's People and his career beyond the clandestine world of John Le Carré

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'Guinness is Smiley' in the Glasgow Times

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy returns to BBC4 on the 29th-31st May

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Heywood Hill Bookshop (10 Curzon Street, Mayfair) - Tinker Tailor Location

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The Pryors, East Heath Road, Hampstead - Smiley's People Location

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Lock Gardens Safe House - Noel Road, Islington - Tinker Tailor Location

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Lowe Is Smiley! The Lively Arts - 25th September 1977