MI-5 (2002– )
"Spooks" (original title)

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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

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 Harry Pearce (86 episodes, 2002-2011)
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 Malcolm Wynn-Jones (65 episodes, 2002-2010)
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 Ruth Evershed (57 episodes, 2003-2011)
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 Adam Carter (41 episodes, 2004-2008)
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 Jo Portman (37 episodes, 2005-2009)
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

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The scene in episode 1 ("Thou Shalt Not Kill") where the cat escapes from the house was based on a real MI5 training exercise, as was the scene in series 2 episode 1 ("Legitimate Targets") where an old school friend almost identified Zoe whilst she was on an op. See more »

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At numerous times throughout series 1 notably in "One Last Dance" and "Traitor's Gate" close-ups of intelligence files show that all the information is the same and all relates to Mary Kane's terminated pregnancy from episode 1 "Thou Shalt Not Kill". See more »

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Double Agent: You're so young! Too young to be wasting your life with this nonsense...
New Recruit: [Still typing away, close to the incriminating data] It's my duty.
Double Agent: [She garrottes him to death with a ring-wire]
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The show does not have any end credits, ending each episode with a trailer for the next episode and only showing a BBC production information screen. It does not list any cast/crew. Just the caption "A Kudos Production". See more »

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Spooks
Written by Jennie Muskett
Published by BBC Music/Bucks Music Ltd
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One of the best things on British TV
20 May 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Spooks, is quite frankly, bloody excellent. It seems to have learnt all the tricks that the best of American thrillers (e.g. '24') have picked up, and uses them to the best of their abilities. The acting, especially from McFadden, is likewise excellent (unlike many other similar programs, Spooks doesn't attempt to make the characters whiter-than-white. They're likeable, just not perfect). It also has the bravery to use storylines that are shocking, but are what make it the best.

My only criticism is that the characters from 'the government' are a bit too stereotypically slimey.

Otherwise 10 out of 10

Mondays, 9:00pm, BBC 1


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