Classic BBC spy series, rated 9/10 on imdb.com. Next cheapest around £10.43 @ Amazon (with p&p, £9.00 without). Also 9% through Quidco.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy stars Alec Guinness as George Smiley, John Le Carr, a familiar, ageing British Intelligence agent, called out of retirement to discover the identity of the high-ranking Russian mole who has burrowed deep into "The Circus"--codename for the British secret service. This slow-burning, complicated and ultimately rewarding BBC adaptation, dramatised by Arthur Hopcroft and directed by John Irvin, perfectly captures Le Carr? own insight into the shady underworld of spies and the political climate during the Cold War