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MI-5 

Spooks (original title)
The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.
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9 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Peter Firth ...  Harry Pearce 86 episodes, 2002-2011
Hugh Simon Hugh Simon ...  Malcolm Wynn-Jones 65 episodes, 2002-2010
Nicola Walker ...  Ruth Evershed 57 episodes, 2003-2011
Rupert Penry-Jones ...  Adam Carter 41 episodes, 2004-2008
Miranda Raison ...  Jo Portman 37 episodes, 2005-2009
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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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Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

BBC website

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

MI-5 See more »

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Runtime:

(64 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Ruth Evershed: Is that your wife? Be brave for her.
[burns off her wrist restraints with a steam iron]
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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 Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Spooks
Written by Jennie Muskett
Published by BBC Music/Bucks Music Ltd
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a nice addition to american television, and a great alternative to the mind numbing onslaught of reality television
23 July 2003 | by alc1973See all my reviews

This show (titled MI-5) just landed on Tuesday nights at 10 pm, with many encores throughout the week on the A&E channel. For those of you who are not familiar with the american channels, A&E runs various biography shows, a few other british shows, among others. To put it another way, when I watched it, there were no commercials for beer or fast food. It is a smart interesting show without all the flash of "24" or "alias", which are among my favorite shows. In the first episode there was little background on the characters, which is very different for american television audiences. I felt like I had missed a few episodes. The show did not spend as much time on the tech stuff either, but somehow that didn't seem so important as a great story unfolded during the hour. Very little publicity about this show has made it out there, and I only hope that enough people will stick it out and give the show enough of an audience to continue, lest we be stuck with only more of the summer dreck from the big networks.


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