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MI-5 (TV Series 2002–2011) Poster

(2002–2011)

Trivia

None of the episodes had any on-screen credits when first broadcast. That's why everyone is (or should be) listed as (uncredited).
The lamp shades hanging from the ceiling of the Grid in season 1 are actually bins from Ikea turned upside down.
For much of the first series Matthew Macfadyen's character (Tom Quinn) wears dark glasses, this was actually due to a burst blood vessel sometimes just visible.
During production all files relating to spooks were labeled "Prawn" to "throw people off the scent".
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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.
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".
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Broadcast in UK as Spooks known and broadcast in the U.S. as MI-5.
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'Peter Firth (I)' is the only cast member to appear in every episode of the show, as well as star in the followup film MI-5 (2015). He does not, however, appear in Spooks: Code Nine.
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Thames House, the Headquarters of MI5 in the show is actually Freemasons' Hall the HQ of the United Grand Lodge of England.
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Ros mutters half a proverb while doing surveillance on the Russian Gang. In full, it is: "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you".
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Peter Firth (Harry) and Jenny Agutter (Tessa) starred together in the movie Equus
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Controversially included an episode about the Princess Diana conspiracy theories.
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