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MI-5 

Spooks (original title)
The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.
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10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
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9 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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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:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(64 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Firth is the only cast member to appear in every episode of the show, as well as star in the followup film MI-5 (2015). He does not, however, appear in Spooks: Code 9 (2008). 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

Tom Quinn: We don't have anyone of your background.
Egyptian Refugee: Does that mean race?
Tom Quinn: Yes.
Egyptian Refugee: [examines Spykit] Is this necessary? This Chocolate Box James Bondery?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Uncle: Episode #2.4 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Spooks
Written by Jennie Muskett
Published by BBC Music/Bucks Music Ltd
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Very, very enjoyable
19 June 2002 | by brotherfalloutSee all my reviews

This is one of the better British TV thrillers to emerge in a few good years. What initially attracted me was another varied acting choice by Matthew MacFayden, but on watching I found myself compelled. It does suffer from some unrealism, but the characters are so interesting, the plots so varied, it makes up for it. And yes, yes, it does rip off from 24, but it hasn't tried to hide it, so in my opinion that's a good thing, seeing as 24 used some of the most innovative effects. Also, some of the secondary casting, such as Hugh Laurie's nasty Jools and Peter Firth's big boss Harry. Also, guest appearances by Anthony Head and Tim Piggot-Smith just add to the strength of this show. I eagerly await the second series, after the excellent end of the first. If you are interested in MacFayden's performance (he is one of the strongest new English talents) then check out the worthy The Way We Live Now (where he plays a cad) and the absolutely wonderful Perfect Strangers.


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