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The Grid 

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A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.




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Series cast summary:
Jemma Redgrave ...  MI6 Agent Emily Tuthill 6 episodes, 2004
James Remar ...  Hudson 'Hud' Benoit 6 episodes, 2004
Piter Marek ...  CIA Agent Raza Michaels 6 episodes, 2004
Silas Carson ...  Dr. Raghib Mutar 6 episodes, 2004
Olek Krupa ...  Stana Moore 6 episodes, 2004
Barna Moricz ...  Kaz Moore 6 episodes, 2004
Emil Marwa ...  Akil Samoudi 6 episodes, 2004
Robert Forster ...  Jay Aldrich 6 episodes, 2004
Tom Skerritt ...  CIA Deputy Director Acton Sandman 6 episodes, 2004
Imran Ali Imran Ali ...  Kahil 6 episodes, 2004
Carol Anderson Carol Anderson ...  NSC Staffer 6 episodes, 2004
Sarkis Bekmezian Sarkis Bekmezian ...  Samud Amallah 6 episodes, 2004
Suzanne Bertish ...  Sarah Camfield 6 episodes, 2004
Marc Casabani ...  English Voice Replacement / ... 6 episodes, 2004
Fuman Dar Fuman Dar ...  Masir 6 episodes, 2004
Houda Echouafni ...  Nazira 6 episodes, 2004
David Hunt ...  Gregor 6 episodes, 2004
Chapelle Jaffe ...  Catherine Cross 6 episodes, 2004
Jack Langedijk Jack Langedijk ...  Davi 6 episodes, 2004
Nina Thilas Mohs Nina Thilas Mohs ...  Ilsa Kasselov 6 episodes, 2004
Michael Morris Michael Morris ...  American Newscaster 6 episodes, 2004
Lawrence King-Phillips ...  Ulek 6 episodes, 2004
Robert Purdy ...  MI6 Staffer 6 episodes, 2004
Parvez Qadir Parvez Qadir ...  Hamid Samoudi 6 episodes, 2004
Farzad Sadrian ...  Raffi Mustafa 6 episodes, 2004
Sevag Sagherain Sevag Sagherain ...  Foukara 6 episodes, 2004
Jeff Seymour ...  Omar Massif 6 episodes, 2004
Hassani Shapi ...  Julaidin 6 episodes, 2004
Jeremy Thompson Jeremy Thompson ...  British Newscaster 6 episodes, 2004
Badria Timimi ...  Coila 6 episodes, 2004
Agni Scott ...  Reem Mutar 6 episodes, 2004
Adil Yamlahi Adil Yamlahi ...  Akbar 6 episodes, 2004
David Tse David Tse ...  Agung 6 episodes, 2004
Dylan McDermott ...  FBI Agent Max Canary 6 episodes, 2004
Julianna Margulies ...  NSA Agent Maren Jackson 6 episodes, 2004
Bernard Hill ...  Agent Derek Jennings 6 episodes, 2004
Paula Devicq ...  Jane McCann 5 episodes, 2004
Alki David ...  Yussef Nasseriah, 'Muhammad' 5 episodes, 2004
Barber Ali ...  Bashara 5 episodes, 2004
Hrant Alianak ...  Yemeni Colonel 5 episodes, 2004
Don Allison Don Allison ...  Howard Masters 5 episodes, 2004
Karim Aouni Karim Aouni ...  Italian Businessman 5 episodes, 2004
Alexander Conti ...  Eddie McCann 5 episodes, 2004
Christopher Cordell ...  FBI Agent #2 5 episodes, 2004
Jake Curran ...  Jeremy 5 episodes, 2004
Elle Downs ...  FBI Agent 5 episodes, 2004
Huss Garbiya Huss Garbiya ...  London Sarin Carrier 5 episodes, 2004
Richie Gibson Richie Gibson ...  Tulane Kid #2 5 episodes, 2004
Martin Herdman ...  Duty Officer 5 episodes, 2004
Samira Ktiri Samira Ktiri ...  French Translator 5 episodes, 2004
Racha Moussadago Racha Moussadago ...  Lagos Waitress 5 episodes, 2004
Anne Bedian ...  Nili Michaels 5 episodes, 2004
Tony Nappo ...  Buzz Corelli 5 episodes, 2004
Ciaran O'Driscoll Ciaran O'Driscoll ...  Young Policeman 5 episodes, 2004
Nora Sheehan Nora Sheehan ...  DIA Analyst 5 episodes, 2004
Serge Soric Serge Soric ...  Menno Kasselov 5 episodes, 2004
Paul Stephen Paul Stephen ...  Waiter 5 episodes, 2004
Badi Uzzaman ...  Hotel Desk Man 5 episodes, 2004
Andres Williams ...  Tulane Kid #1 5 episodes, 2004
Alfred Yaeger Alfred Yaeger ...  Roli Kuster 5 episodes, 2004
Jacques Zartarian Jacques Zartarian ...  French Oil Broker 5 episodes, 2004
Joseph Ziegler ...  Mark Carrier 5 episodes, 2004
Paul Bridle Paul Bridle ...  Refinery Clerk 5 episodes, 2004
James Buller James Buller ...  Jim 5 episodes, 2004
Maggie Castle ...  Cathy 5 episodes, 2004
Abdellah Chakiri Abdellah Chakiri ...  Al Qaeda Leader #2 5 episodes, 2004
Rosemary Dunsmore ...  Lois Avery 5 episodes, 2004
Ivan Marevich ...  Aleksi 5 episodes, 2004
Aaron Neil ...  Cairo Interrogator 5 episodes, 2004
Paulino Nunes ...  Kirk Chase 5 episodes, 2004
Ibrahim Ouabid Ibrahim Ouabid ...  Al Qaeda Leader #1 5 episodes, 2004
Chris Owens ...  Polygrapher 5 episodes, 2004
Ray Donn Ray Donn 5 episodes, 2004
Andrew Martin ...  Guy at the bar 5 episodes, 2004


The story opens with a deadly sarin attack in London. NSC counter-terrorism director Maren Jackson (Margulies) enlists FBI agent Max Canary (McDermott) and CIA Middle Eastern analyst Raza Michaels (Marek) to aid in the investigation. Acton Sandman (Skerritt), CIA deputy director of counter-terrorism, oversees the clandestine operation on foreign soil. Also on the task force is Emily Tuthill (Redgrave), director of operations for Britain's MI6; and Derek Jennings (Hill), MI5 senior director of counter-terrorism. Written by Anonymous

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Global Mission. United Force.


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Release Date:

19 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A hálózat See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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(6 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The aerial shot of the CIA headquarters is stock footage from The Bourne Identity (2002). The establishing shot of the CIA headquarters entrance gate is from Spy Game (2001), and is in fact a location in England, not the real CIA headquarters. See more »


FBI Agent Max Canary: He was just a guy going to work. He took the elevator up and he never took it down. We buried his leg. That's what was left. His leg.
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Alternate Versions

There were two slightly different versions edited - one for the North American market, and one for the British/European market due to the different attitudes to swearing or violence in each market. See more »


References Survivor (2000) See more »

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Too Many Cooks
11 September 2004 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Just before THE GRID was broadcast I came to this page and found out that THE GRID was a BBC / American co-production and had first been screened on US television . This utterly surprised me since all the trailers seemed to make a big thing about the British cast ( Most notably Bernard Hill who not only appeared in every trailer for this but every single trailer for the Olympic games too ) but upon watching the first episode it becomes very obvious the amount of American involvement in this drama . This might not have been a bad thing since American television has brought us some great dramas in the last few years ( Am I the only Brit who loved OZ ? ) but THE GRID isn't one of them

Despite having only one director and two credited writers THE GRID feels it was produced by a commitee numbering several hundred people and this shows through on screen

Will it appeal to Tom Clancy junkies ? - Check

Are there bedhopping scenes to appeal to SEX AND THE CITY fans ? - Check

Are there both good and bad Muslim characters to show that not all Muslims are terrorists . We don't want allegations of racism with this show - Check

This is a drama /thriller that is trying to appeal to the entire TV audience on both sides of the Atlantic and this is where the mini series fails . Maren Jackson might be a hot American babe while Emily Tuthill will appeal to those viewers who like frosty English ice maidens but are their sex lives that important to the plot ? ( A plot which I thought was overstretched ) Mind you when you've got dialogue like

" Come to spoil the tea party ? "

" I've no intention of spoiling your tea party . I drink my tea in Long Island - Ice cold "

I guess you might expect a bit of sex since it sounds like it came out of a blue movie

So THE GRID fails down to the fact there seems to be too many cooks pouring some iced tea

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