The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.
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Peter Firth ...  Harry Pearce 55 episodes, 2002-2011
Hugh Simon ...  Malcolm Wynn-Jones 35 episodes, 2002-2010
Nicola Walker ...  Ruth Evershed 33 episodes, 2003-2011
Rupert Penry-Jones ...  Adam Carter 26 episodes, 2004-2008
Miranda Raison ...  Jo Portman 33 episodes, 2005-2009
Hermione Norris ...  Ros Myers 31 episodes, 2006-2009
Rory MacGregor Rory MacGregor ...  Colin Wells 9 episodes, 2002-2006
David Oyelowo ...  Danny Hunter 1 episode, 2002-2004
Richard Armitage ...  Lucas North / ... 24 episodes, 2002-2010
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

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It's a fine line between safety and terror. Meet the rulers. See more »


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Trivia

The lamp shades hanging from the ceiling of the Grid in season 1 are actually bins from Ikea turned upside down. See more »

Goofs

At numerous times throughout series 1 notably in "One Last Dance" and "Traitor's Gate" close-ups of intelligence files show that all the information is the same and all relates to Mary Kane's terminated pregnancy from episode 1 "Thou Shalt Not Kill". See more »

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Harry Pearce: We're in a state of collective desperation here.
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Crazy Credits

The show does not have any end credits, ending each episode with a trailer for the next episode and only showing a BBC production information screen. It does not list any cast/crew. Just the caption "A Kudos Production". See more »

Alternate Versions

The show runs for 60 minutes, and in the UK airs on channel BBC1 which shows programs without commercials. The show has been re-named MI-5 for American broadcasts on the A&E network, and each episode is edited down to approx 44 minutes to include commercials in a 60 minute time slot. See more »


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Spooks
Written by Jennie Muskett
Published by BBC Music/Bucks Music Ltd
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One of the best things on British TV
20 May 2002 | by The HorsemanSee all my reviews

Spooks, is quite frankly, bloody excellent. It seems to have learnt all the tricks that the best of American thrillers (e.g. '24') have picked up, and uses them to the best of their abilities. The acting, especially from McFadden, is likewise excellent (unlike many other similar programs, Spooks doesn't attempt to make the characters whiter-than-white. They're likeable, just not perfect). It also has the bravery to use storylines that are shocking, but are what make it the best.

My only criticism is that the characters from 'the government' are a bit too stereotypically slimey.

Otherwise 10 out of 10

Mondays, 9:00pm, BBC 1


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22 July 2003 (USA) See more »

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(64 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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