Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (BBC, 1979) * Parts I & II Not the recent (2011?) film adaptation of the La Carre novel (1974), but the 1979 BBC production featuring Alec Guiness as "George Smiley". Anyone else seen this series recently? Am two "parts" (i.e., episodes) into it and I am already reminded that The Cold War, unlike depicted @ more contemporary "treatments" in film and television serials (e.g., The Americans), was not about spectacular, action-packed events, was in fact rather a "quiet" phenomenon. Have five "parts" to go, after which I'll be lighting up the "sequal" serial, Smiley's People (1982).