Today's Movie of the Week is 2011 espionage hit, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" starring Gary Oldman. Missing the high speed car chases, huge explosions and gory confrontations, this film brings action to the spy genre in a much more subtle way.

In 1970s England the head of MI6, Control (John Hurt), dispatches an agent (Mark Strong) to meet with a Hungarian general who knows the identity of a Soviet spy in the organization's ranks. However, the mission goes wrong, and the general dies before he can reveal the information. Undersecretary Oliver Lacon (Simon McBurney) calls veteran agent George Smiley (Gary Oldman) back from forced retirement to ferret out the mole and stop the flow of vital British secrets to the Russians.