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MI-5 

Spooks (original title)
The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

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It's a fine line between safety and terror. Meet the rulers. See more »

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Broadcast in UK as Spooks; known and broadcast in the U.S. as MI-5. See more »

Goofs

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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CIA Man: So how much information do you have on this Shining Dawn?
Harry Pearce: About as much as you had on Al Qaeda when they were sunning themselves in Florida and learning how to fly.
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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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Featured in Inside MI5: The Real Spooks (2009) See more »

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Spooks
Written by Jennie Muskett
Published by BBC Music/Bucks Music Ltd
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a nice addition to american television, and a great alternative to the mind numbing onslaught of reality television
23 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This show (titled MI-5) just landed on Tuesday nights at 10 pm, with many encores throughout the week on the A&E channel. For those of you who are not familiar with the american channels, A&E runs various biography shows, a few other british shows, among others. To put it another way, when I watched it, there were no commercials for beer or fast food. It is a smart interesting show without all the flash of "24" or "alias", which are among my favorite shows. In the first episode there was little background on the characters, which is very different for american television audiences. I felt like I had missed a few episodes. The show did not spend as much time on the tech stuff either, but somehow that didn't seem so important as a great story unfolded during the hour. Very little publicity about this show has made it out there, and I only hope that enough people will stick it out and give the show enough of an audience to continue, lest we be stuck with only more of the summer dreck from the big networks.


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