Eight ordinary members of the public undergo a crash training course in espionage, trained by former spies and put through authentic spy training missions set in the real world.
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Eight ordinary members of the public undergo a crash training course in espionage, trained by former spies and put through authentic spy training missions set in the real world.

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18 July 2004 (UK)  »

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Spy School was filmed in a real disused underground station, Aldwych, which was a section branching off from the District and Circle line. Much of the original station interior remained with a few additions for artistic purposes. The Breifing Hall was the original ticket area with the two lifts for the platforms disabled and used as a library and a kitchen area. See more »

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Best Reality TV Show
9 November 2006 | by (Frisco, Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

This appeared on PBS in some markets in the US after originating on the BBC in the UK. This is a series that blended reality TV with real spy intelligence and the fantasy of being a spy. The show challenged the 8 participants to carry out increasingly difficult assignments as spy training. There was no million dollar reward at the end, just the satisfaction of knowing that you have what it takes to be a spy.

The assignments were given in each episode by former intelligence workers, like one man from the CIA, which lent realism to the assignments. Participants were asked to leave if they violated some of the codes of conduct or if they could not adequately complete a task. No one was "voted off" and you were kept guessing if anyone would leave the show on a given week or if multiple people would leave. The plot lines were ingenious. The production quality was good, but the show was shot more like a gripping documentary than a game show. The show is very addictive. This is well worth watching if you can hunt down a copy of it.


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