MI-5: Season 1, Episode 6

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

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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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Tessa Phillips (uncredited)
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Maisie Simm (uncredited)
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Patrick McCann (uncredited)
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Harry Pearce (uncredited)
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DG (uncredited)
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Ellie Simm (uncredited)
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Zoe Reynolds (uncredited)
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Tom Quinn (uncredited)
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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 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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The shots in the briefing room of Thames House in episode 6 used an angle never before used there, this was because the set was already partially pulled down when episode 6 was being filmed. The college where they were filming was condemned and due to be pulled down almost as soon as the crew left. For the second series the Grid was reconstructed at Pinewood Studios. See more »

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Harry Pearce: Are you threatening me?
Tessa Phillips: You threatened me from way up there on your moral high ground. You hypocritical arsehole.
Harry Pearce: Sounds like you have an ejector seat.
Tessa Phillips: lets just say that it would be better for you if I were to stay here.
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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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