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Spooks was a great TV series that ran for a decade – what more is there to tell? This trend for turning TV shows into movies needs to stop

The world needs a Spooks movie like it needs to be mauled by a bear, but that won't necessarily stop one from happening. According to Peter Firth, who played MI5 boss Harry Pearce, the writers of Spooks the TV series now have a script in the works for Spooks the film. "They should make it," Firth told The Huffington Post. "It's not like it's a gamble with this one. But it costs a lot, and there's not a lot of money to go round at the moment."

Here's another idea: they shouldn't make it. Spooks had a decade-long run on television. It had 86 hours to tell its story, and it did it very well. The ending, when it finally came in 2011, felt timely and satisfying and conclusive. »

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