Picks and Pans Review: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

updated 09/29/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/29/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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In a uniformly first-rate cast, Alec Guinness is perfect as cerebral British spy George Smiley. The six-part BBC adaptation of author John Le Carré's best-seller matches the book's urbane complexity.


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