The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.
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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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It's a fine line between safety and terror. See more »


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Official Sites:

BBC website

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Several of the episodes have different titles in the US - for example, the season 1 finale "The Lesser of Two Evils" became "Mean, Dirty, Nasty", and the season 2 finale "Smoke and Mirrors" became "Pit of Secrets". 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

Harry Pearce: [agitated, thinks the World is ending and that he has contracted a disease via a biological weapon] All things that are of any worth, think on those things...
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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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Absolutely Brilliant
1 January 2005 | by ccjameshenrySee all my reviews

Spooks is, without doubt, the tensest and most dramatic (for better or for worse) drama on TV at the moment, season III is especially brilliant and with season IV scheduled to start next year i am itching with anticipation. However, there is something for everything as the story line also focuses on the relationships within spooks meaning that there is an ongoing story as well as a story per episode. SHEER BRILLIANCE The actors are brilliant and i am sure spooks will go down in history as one of the best dramas, kiss BOND goodbye a more realistic, better story is here. Enjoy one of the most memorable security-service dramas ever!


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