TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Wednesday 4.15pm, Masterpiece (MA15+) ★★★★
Smoke and mirrors are not easy to convey on film, but Swedish director Tomas Alfredson gives it a hell of a shot. Based on John le Carre’s novel, this spy story is largely set in dreary rooms full of weary men, in this instance played superbly by Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Colin Firth, Ciaran Hinds and Toby Jones, among others. A brilliant film.