The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.
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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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Drama | Thriller

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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:

MI-5 See more »

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(64 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The lamp shades hanging from the ceiling of the Grid in season 1 are actually bins from Ikea turned upside down. 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

MOD Desk Officer: They're making a map of Secret Britain. They want the public to know just how much is being kept from them. I quite agree with them, actually.
Tom Quinn: And so you just handed it over! Without a thought that they might be working against us.
MOD Desk Officer: What's going to happen to me?
Danny Hunter: Bad things.
[Tom and Danny leave. The Desk Officer starts to tremble and puts his head in his hands]
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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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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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