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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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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None of the episodes had any on-screen credits when first broadcast. That's why everyone is (or should be) listed as (uncredited). 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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Tom Quinn: So how did it go?
[Harry is silent]
Tom Quinn: Oh, that's right, I forgot. I'm a Civilian, now!
Harry Pearce: ...You are.
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Intelligent work on intelligence work
31 December 2003 | by (Huntsville, Ala) – See all my reviews

I've seen these on A&E in America and from the first I was hooked. The pressure cooker atmosphere and the modern day dot-com look puts this show about "counter intelligence" on another level than today's so called spy shows.

It's not the eye-candy of Alias and frankly its better than the flat delivery of the now canned Agency or Threat Matrix (both of which strive to be too PC in their "diverseness").

The writing is very well layered. It pulls the viewer in, and there's enough original material that many times you can't "skip ahead" to the fourth act in your mind. Meaning, you haven't figured out the end by the second break.

MI-5, or Spooks, puts enough plot twists in for any true fan of the genre. Well worth the time and effort to watch. Too bad American network television can't produce a show of this caliber.

(11/17/05 comment) Also, I was so intrigued by the UK version of Spooks, that I got into downloading the shows via the Internet, and I have to say it's an even better experience. I wish A&E would run the entire episode and not a chopped up version. The editing has to do with advert breaks more than content. If you only see this on A&E then I would suggest downloading it or renting/buying the DVD sets.


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