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. Meet the rulers. 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 »

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MI-5 See more »

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(64 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A book on Spying, "Streetwise Spycraft", gives this advice on recruiting people: "If the subject threatens to go to the police, then you must consider killing the subject." 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: Well, if he's going to put himself in Harm's Way...
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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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Spooks
Written by Jennie Muskett
Published by BBC Music/Bucks Music Ltd
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Best show on television
25 June 2006 | by djames42See all my reviews

Just finished the last episode of series three, and was reminded why this is my favourite show of all time. I think the comparisons to 24 are quite unfair--they both deal with terrorism, but the similarities end there. Spooks is far more cerebral, and spends more effort on character and plot development.

Unlike other reviewers, I felt series three was every bit as good (and in many ways even better) than the previous two. The departure of several main characters was handled exceedingly well, and while they'll be missed, I think their replacements are quite strong and as such, the transition has been quite smooth. Kudos! (Er, no pun intended)


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