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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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They search for the truth. Their lives are a lie. See more »


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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)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

During production all files relating to spooks were labeled "Prawn" to "throw people off the scent". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Russian Mobster: [Stand Down order] Your lucky day!
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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

Followed by MI-5 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Spooks
Written by Jennie Muskett
Published by BBC Music/Bucks Music Ltd
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User Reviews

Commissioned by MI5?
24 February 2005 | by terrencesmith666See all my reviews

Spooks has been waiting to be made ever since Fleming's Bond started the wild-fantasy spy genre. This is an attempt at a realistic depiction of the activities and lives of MI5 agents, in the way that The Bill or Casualty depict those professions. Sometimes this gives an eerie feeling of the series having been commissioned by MI5 in order to get an influx of new, preferably ethnic-minority, recruits.. but the plots are always riveting, dangerous and violent so it makes for great TV.

Most of the main characters from the first series have now left in various ways... except the boss and of course Colin.. who has to be my favourite character who no-one ever mentions. He's the most realistic spook to me.


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