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)
Hugh Simon ...
 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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They search for the truth. Their lives are a lie. See more »

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Several of the episodes have different titles in the US - for example, the season 1 finale "The Lesser of Two Evils" became "Mean, Dirty, Nasty", and the season 2 finale "Smoke and Mirrors" became "Pit of Secrets". 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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Jools Siviter: Bug your own office, do you, Harry?
Harry Pearce: Only for special occasions.
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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. See more »

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Spooks
Written by Jennie Muskett
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Very, very enjoyable
19 June 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better British TV thrillers to emerge in a few good years. What initially attracted me was another varied acting choice by Matthew MacFayden, but on watching I found myself compelled. It does suffer from some unrealism, but the characters are so interesting, the plots so varied, it makes up for it. And yes, yes, it does rip off from 24, but it hasn't tried to hide it, so in my opinion that's a good thing, seeing as 24 used some of the most innovative effects. Also, some of the secondary casting, such as Hugh Laurie's nasty Jools and Peter Firth's big boss Harry. Also, guest appearances by Anthony Head and Tim Piggot-Smith just add to the strength of this show. I eagerly await the second series, after the excellent end of the first. If you are interested in MacFayden's performance (he is one of the strongest new English talents) then check out the worthy The Way We Live Now (where he plays a cad) and the absolutely wonderful Perfect Strangers.


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