MI-5: Season 1, Episode 6

Episode #1.6 (17 Jun. 2002)
"Spooks" Episode #1.6 (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Thriller
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SPOILERS Patrick McCann, the leader of an Irish splinter group walks into a safe house and insists that he has crucial information for MI5 concerning their investigation on an Middle East ... See full summary »


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Episode uncredited cast:
Tessa Phillips (uncredited)
Heather Cave ...
Maisie Simm (uncredited)
Patrick McCann (uncredited)
Harry Pearce (uncredited)
DG (uncredited)
Esther Hall ...
Ellie Simm (uncredited)
Zoe Reynolds (uncredited)
Tom Quinn (uncredited)
Linda Marlowe ...
Madge / Housekeeper (uncredited)
Graeme Mearns ...
Jed Kelley (uncredited)
Old Man (uncredited)
Danny Hunter (uncredited)
Alastair Parker ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Hugh Simon ...
Malcolm Wynn-Jones (uncredited)
Dinah Stabb ...
Rosie - Registry Queen (uncredited)


SPOILERS Patrick McCann, the leader of an Irish splinter group walks into a safe house and insists that he has crucial information for MI5 concerning their investigation on an Middle East terrorist group called Asabiyah. To share in-depth information on Asabiyah's plan to hit a British nuclear power station with MI5, McCann requests that his group goes unwatched for 30 hours. Despite doubts about this collaboration, McCann's splinter group is granted their request of not being watched for 30 hours. It then becomes evident, however, that McCann has planned to release a bomb on one of London's stations which can be repelled by MI5 just in time. In the meantime, things get more serious between Ellie and Tom as she and her daughter Maisie move into Tom's house. When Tom brings his laptop to his home, he realizes too late that it is set up with a bomb and Ellie and Maisie are in great danger. Written by R

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At the end of episode 6 when Tom is talking to Ellie through the letter box, a giant letter box had to be used so that enough of the interior of the house could be seen through it. See more »


Tom Quinn: You always taught me to keep personal issues away from judgment. You didn't. I'm sorry.
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A perfect episode! Gripping TV!
14 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I normally don't comment on episodes but this one I had to.

This episode had everything in it... It had action, depth, love, and sorrow. The ending of this episode was one of the few that have made me come close to tears.

I am so glad that I found this show and started to watch it from season one...

The acting was ace, even the little girl is one of the best young actors I have seen in awhile

Of all the shows I've seen this is episode is one of the few that I would really give a perfect 10/10! That is going aside 24 season one and House MD...

Brave to everyone involved!

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