MI-5: Season 8, Episode 7

Episode #8.7 (11 Dec. 2009)
"Spooks" Episode #8.7 (original title)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sagar Arya ...
Victor Chatterjee
Ashley Kumar ...
Ashok Veerkal
Imran Mirza ...
Pakistani Intelligence Officer
Harish Dhillon (as Paul Sharma)
Hamid Ahmed
Nav Sidhu ...
Faraz Ayub ...
Professor Lal Rei


When a Pakistani intelligence officer is stabbed in London, Harry Pierce and Ros Meyers are told by the senior intelligence officer at the Pakistani High Commission that at virtual war is brewing between the Indian and Pakistani communities in London. They believe the leader of the planned attacks is Harish Dhillon, an Indian whose younger sister was severely beaten and is still in hospital on life support. With Sarah Caulfield having vanished, Lucas North finds a USB stick hidden in her flat. When they manage to hack into it, they find a connection between Sarah and Dhillon's controller, Victor Chatterjee and all seems to be part of the clandestine Operation Nightingale run by rogue intelligence officers. Written by garykmcd

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Hindus vs Muslims in London
18 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It appears that "Nightingale" is finally putting its plans into action by sewing discord between Hindus and Muslims. A Pakistani agent is killed in London and it is not known whether or not his informer amongst a group of potential Hindu terrorists has been blown or not. When they learn about what is going on the team from MI-5 take over from the Pakistanis and encourage their informer to continue to meet the group to find their target even though they don't know if he is safe. Just as they are about to move in and make an arrest they learn that there is a second target so pull back leaving the young informer in a dangerous position.

With the old Home Secretary gone and a young high flier now in the job Harry doesn't know if he can be trusted, especially after he refuses to send armed police to a Muslim girl's school that has been taken over by the armed Hindu gang claiming to be worried in case any of the girls might be hit by police bullets in the crossfire and thus lead more radicalism amongst the Muslim population.

As one would expect the main cast put on a good performance as did Tariq Masood as the Muslim boy who has found himself caught up in the situation. The story was tense and had sufficient plausibility to be believable.

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