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MI-5 

Spooks (original title)
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.
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Series cast summary:
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. See more »


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A book on Spying, "Streetwise Spycraft", gives this advice on recruiting people: "If the subject threatens to go to the police, then you must consider killing the subject." See more »

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Harry Ferguson, in his memoir "Kilo-17", describes the procedure for ditching someone who recognizes a Spy from School as telling them to go away. See more »

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Harry Pearce: If you kill him now, it would be gratuitous, because you know I won't tell you either way.
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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

In Australia the shot in episode 2.10 when Tom drops the burning telex towards the camera was omitted. Similarly the pre-titles sequence in episode 2.5 was altered to change the colour of the text on the computer screen and a sound effect was added to blot out the security designation of one of the national security threats. See more »

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Referenced in Utopia: Episode #1.3 (2013) See more »

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Spooks
Written by Jennie Muskett
Published by BBC Music/Bucks Music Ltd
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`Spooks' delivers....
15 August 2003 | by proseSee all my reviews

I read all the hype in advance of this program being shown on ABC-TV in Australia, and thought: yeah, yeah, show me something different. Maybe it's not too different, but it does deliver. I was a bit bored inititally by the straight delivery of MI-5 characters, and how terribly seriously they take their jobs. Matthew MacFadyen is a fine choice for Tom Quinn - he's big and tall, straight-faced, and very, very serious. Keeley Hawes is also very well cast, and eminently believable.

However the last two episodes shown here - the one about the mock terrorist attack, and last night's episode about the visit of the American presidential `circus' were rivetting stuff. I found myself holding my breath for a lot longer than was healthy for me! I was fascinated by how the US presidential entourage insisted they take over MI-5 files for `security purposes'. A metaphor for the world at the moment?? The suspicion that George Bush Jnr was visiting London specifically for a secret meeting with Colonel Gadaffi to negotiate compensation for Locharbie losses was very pertinent, given that Libya came forth with compensation - in the `real' world - just this week.

I look forward to more episodes of this straighter-than-straight, larger-than-life, but very entertaining series. I don't think it's very realistic, but then, who watches TV to indulge in more reality?


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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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