CI5: The New Professionals (1998– )

TV Series  |   |  Action, Crime
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 92 users  
Reviews: 10 user

CI5, the British squad formed by George Cowley to combat 'anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public', has developed into an international force with operatives hired from around ... See full summary »

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 211 titles
created 28 Apr 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 13 Sep 2012
 
a list of 102 titles
created 14 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 79 titles
created 21 Oct 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: CI5: The New Professionals (1998– )

CI5: The New Professionals (1998– ) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of CI5: The New Professionals.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1999  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Callan (1967–1972)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon
The Baron (TV Series 1966)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Stories of an antique dealer who is really an undercover agent.

Stars: Steve Forrest, Sue Lloyd, Paul Ferris
The Protectors (1972–1973)
Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt
Bugs (1995–1998)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ed, Ros, Alex and Beckett form the high-tech crime fighting team who work for the mysterious, secretive Bureau 2 chief, Jan, and are only assigned the most difficult and dangerous cases.

Stars: Jaye Griffiths, Jesse Birdsall, Craig McLachlan
Codename: Kyril (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Certificate: M Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A tense tale of Cold War espionage and betrayal. A Russian agent enters England to force a hidden British agent high in the KGB to reveal himself.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Ian Charleson, Joss Ackland
Crime Traveller (TV Series 1997)
Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Detective Jeff Slade teams up with scientist Holly Turner, who's late father has created a time machine that can travel back several hours. Together they solve mysteries using the device.

Stars: Michael French, Chloë Annett, Sue Johnston
The Cuckoo Waltz (1975–1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The series, which was set in 1970s and early 1980s Manchester, dealt with the comic complications that ensue when impoverished newly-weds Chris and Fliss Hawthorne (David Roper and Diane ... See full summary »

Stars: Diane Keen, David Roper, Clare Kelly
Callan (1974)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

David Callan, top agent/assassin for the S.I.S., was forced to retire because he had lost his nerve. Now, Callan is called back into service to handle the assassination of Schneider, a ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Edward Woodward, Eric Porter, Carl Möhner
The New Avengers (1976–1977)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Mark Collicott
Stars: Chris Batters, Bill Bingham, Andrew Dinner
Over My Dead Body (1990–1991)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Maxwell Beckett worked for Scotland Yard as a researcher. Today is an author of mystery novels living in San Francisco. Somehow everyone believes that he was an Inspector, so that's what ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Jessica Lundy, Jill Tracy
C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). ... See full summary »

Stars: Jill Gascoine, Leslie Ash, Don Warrington
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Harry Malone (13 episodes, 1999)
Kal Weber ...
 Chris Keel (13 episodes, 1999)
Colin Wells ...
 Sam Curtis (13 episodes, 1999)
...
 Tina Backus (13 episodes, 1999)
Adrian Irvine ...
 Spencer (11 episodes, 1999)
Edit

Storyline

CI5, the British squad formed by George Cowley to combat 'anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public', has developed into an international force with operatives hired from around the world by the 1990s. With connections to the FBI, CIA and other law-enforcement agencies, CI5 operates outside borders with a group of specialists under a similar brief. Written by Jack Yan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 September 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

CI5 - Ammattilaiset  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows The Professionals (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

(title theme)
by Laurie Johnson
Arranged by Chris Winter & Hywell Maggs
Produced by David Bainbridge
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not a patch on the original
17 March 1999 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

CI5: The New Professionals was a series which most fans waited for since the original's demise in the early 1980s.

While audiences have become more sophisticated in the last 18 years, the new series takes a backward step, with writing and scoring that are childish at best. The show's creator, Brian Clemens, fails to take into account numerous developments in the original, and the new 37 and 45, Curtis and Keel, lack the initiative of their predecessors. To the seasoned Professionals fan the pair appear stupid in Clemens's scripts. The only able agent, Backus, is forever stuck at headquarters (much like Ruth being Cowley's chauffeur). The performances are also weak: at times Edward Woodward, as Malone, is dictating, and not acting, his lines: this is his worst performance since that crimes documentary he did a few years back. Curtis and Keel are simply too soft-looking; remember that Bodie and Doyle were hard men who had seen plenty of action as a mercenary and a top police officer.

Of the first three Clemens stories, the plots are tolerable, but their execution is marred. (I have yet to see one not scripted by Clemens, so I hope they get better.) The new electronic score fails to build any of the tension of Laurie Johnson's original (which was edited to fit the scene, and not composed for each episode). Even the titles look silly (the same size of type used for both name and role or position).

For a series that was promised to be as streetwise and gritty as the 1970s originals, it fails miserably and is on the verge of a parody. Fans will be disappointed.


9 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD or Episodes Available magnamorbius
Discuss CI5: The New Professionals (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?