MI-5: Season 1, Episode 1

Episode #1.1 (13 May 2002)
"Spooks" Episode #1.1 (original title)

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Episode uncredited cast:
Tessa Phillips (uncredited)
Ken Bones ...
Keith Burns (uncredited)
Paul Broughton ...
Paul (uncredited)
Bill Buckhurst ...
Disposal Expert (uncredited)
Heather Cave ...
Maisie Simm (uncredited)
Matthew Delamere ...
Ringo (uncredited)
Christine Dale (uncredited)
George Eggay ...
Male Nurse (uncredited)
Mary Kane (uncredited)
Helen Flynn (uncredited)
Harry Pearce (uncredited)
Oliver Fox ...
Clive (uncredited)
Paul Haigh ...
Rob (uncredited)
Esther Hall ...
Ellie Simm (uncredited)
Zoe Reynolds (uncredited)


Twenty high-explosive devices are smuggled into England. When the first goes off killing a doctor and severely injuring her young daughter, the team scrambles to track down an American anti-abortion activist who sneaked into the country - and may be planning a huge commemoration of her husband's execution back home in just a few days. Things are complicated by CIA insistence that the woman, if found, be extradited back to Florida, where she too will face the death penalty. Written by Anonymous

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It is stated that Mary Kane's husband is scheduled to be executed on Saturday in Florida. To avoid offending religious sensibilities, American prisons do not carry out executions on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. See more »


Helen Flynn: Creature of the night, two o'clock.
Danny Hunter: Oh, Foreign Office, get out the garlic.
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Location of bombing
3 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Approximately 18 minutes, 10 seconds into this episode they show a building after a bombing.

After watching this episode a few times I recognized the building. It is the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK, which was bombed on April 19, 1995. There is also, in the scene, a Chevy truck with the steering wheel on the left side. I have shown this to others more expert that I and they are in agreement.

They did a good job of integrating file footage into the show. I guess that when this show was originally filmed it wasn't planned for viewing outside the UK.

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