I want to see the film BUT I have to finish watching the fantastic 1979 TV series again. I bought the set today and Smiley's People. Alec Guinness is wonderful, Ian Richardson is hilarious and Beryl Reid had me sobbing just as she did 32 years ago. I have just watched Episodes 1 to 4 in succession (I meant to spread it out, one a night, but it is so watchable). Am I right in thinking the first broadcast of TTSS was interrupted by a BBC strike and they feared there might be national riots?