Sorry, I did not mean to say that Smiley's People ended the series .... it is only one incident in the journey. What it does do is show that the British resources, urged on by Lacon, are going into an aggressive retaliatory/clean up mode.
It is sometimes fun deciding who should play a character ..... Smiley is supposed to be a chubby appearing gentleman of (late middle age) uncertain years who cleans his glasses on the fat end of his tie and seems perpetually distracted.
Oh yes, Guinness was spectacular as GS, he made the part fit him. (Isn't than was great actors do?) The, available in YouTube, scene of someone saying: "George, we won."
and the question of all the underhanded and underground work being called into question with Guinness responding, after a long pause, which for a less actor would be a killer;"Yes, I guess we did."
As Control I always see the American actor, Steven Hill, the one time District Attorney from Law and Order.
This series of stories about Fadden is .... unfolding. (Which is pissing me off.
Every day I find out something different that was said .... first I heard it was public servants, then that was modified to some elected officials, provincial and municipal. Just this AM I heard him non-retract the accusations (are they accusations) - affirm them.
Now he will reveal just what he meant (specifically) - but only to Teows and Co. - dropping a bomb then hiding behind ''the CSIS mandate'
The main result of this drop a hint and then tantalizingly keep the pot boiling, "I know a secret ... but if I tell you, I will have to kill you."
scenario has been to keep him in the papers. The whole thing now seems like a reporters wet dream - spooks, politics, local involvement and a mystery which has crogh:" Muttering underneath his breath, Nothing is revealed".
I wonder if the PMO issued a acceptance and authorization for his revelations as required by all other public service employees?