The treasurer can't understand why can't the intelligence service simply put in a request...
The treasurer can't understand why can't the intelligence service simply put in a request for a general increase in funding and then you'll account for the spend on your special operation?
Operation 'Witchcraft' needs to remain a secret; it's a fiefdom of its own.
Yes, that's what's winding us; whole thing's very unaccountable isn't it? This London house that no one knows the address of, is that really necessary?
Now more than ever, we need to protect our Soviet source.
[lights a cigarette]
So where do you propose we meet, in a café?
The rent and rates on this house have... doubled.
We spent millions on nuclear warheads, we're asking for a few thousand for a house. I wonder if Karla has the same problem with the treasury at the Kremlin.
Look, nobody underestimates the importance of the jobs you chaps are doing.What happened in Budapest last year... That was a disaster.
With respect, sir, that wasn't one of your civil servants that got killed, was it? Now this isn't about soldiers in trenches anymore. We're the front line now...
For 25 years we've been the only ones standing between them and Karla and Moscow and the Third bloody World War!
Look, the minister is very pleased with your progress so far. He's less pleased though, with our progress with our American cousins. You see, in their eyes... You're still a leaky ship.
Clip duration: 36 seconds
Timestamp in movie: 00:13:45
Uploaded: 19 March, 2022
Genres: drama, mystery, thriller
Summary: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.