FRIDAY TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
WITH LEIGH PAATSCH
8.30PM, SBS While the sheer bulk of John le Carre’s classic espionage novel has been considerably thinned for the big screen, the complex array of flavours remains intact. Those with a refined palate for challenging, intelligent and charismatic storytelling should unashamedly gorge themselves on the feast presented here. Gary Oldman stars as retired master spy George Smiley, recalled by British intelligence at the height of the Cold War to identify a double-agent in their midst. An addictively immersive experience.