"I was too young for the TV series, so came to this luckily without any baggage - or maybe it would have been better to have seen it on TV? Not sure, because although I was unlikely to be disappointed by comparison with the much-loved series, I actually found the plot difficult to follow. I didn't understand how the mole was found out... felt like it was all going on in Smiley's head and I wasn't given a look-in! Having said that, I loved the production design, felt almost like a costume drama! And Gary Oldman was really superb - really wonderful. Although it was slow, I agree with Mark that it was just the right amount. I really enjoyed it."