The Looking Glass War

The Looking Glass War

Frank Pierson (1969)

12 Certificate
Thu 20 Aug 9pm - 11:10pm Talking Pictures TV


Our Score
The spymasters come out best, but that's because they're played by Ralph Richardson and Paul Rogers in this John le Carré adaptation in which a Polish refugee (Christopher Jones) is persuaded to enter East Germany to verify Russian missile sites. The foot soldiers of espionage (including a young Anthony Hopkins) have a tough time of it, and its Cold War climate now seems long ago and far away.


A Polish defector is recruited by British Intelligence and sent on a dangerous mission behind the Iron Curtain to acquire a top-secret film. Espionage thriller based on John Le Carre's novel, starring Christopher Jones, Ralph Richardson and Anthony Hopkins.

Cast & Crew

Actor Christopher Jones
Actor Pia Degermark
Actor Ralph Richardson
Actor Anthony Hopkins
Director Frank Pierson

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdGuidance: Contains violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVD