Spooks (2002–2011)
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Episode #4.5 

When a retired senior member of the Security Service, Clive McTaggart, is found dead in his home, it's put down to suicide. The man had been suffering from cancer so suicide is not an ... See full summary »

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Jeremy Lovering

Writer:

Raymond Khoury
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Episode credited cast:
Peter Firth ... Harry Pearce
Andrew Burt Andrew Burt ... Clive McTaggart
Rupert Penry-Jones ... Adam Carter
Olga Sosnovska ... Fiona Carter
Hugh Simon Hugh Simon ... Malcolm Wynn-Jones
Nicola Walker ... Ruth Evershed
Anna Chancellor ... Juliet Shaw
Raza Jaffrey ... Zafar Younis
Douglas Hodge ... Gary Hicks
Stanley Townsend ... Roy Woodring
Rory MacGregor Rory MacGregor ... Colin Wells
Debra Gillett Debra Gillett ... Debra Langham
Miranda Raison ... Jo Portman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Lenagan Simon Lenagan ... Man in Black Suit
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When a retired senior member of the Security Service, Clive McTaggart, is found dead in his home, it's put down to suicide. The man had been suffering from cancer so suicide is not an unreasonable conclusion. It's not that simple however. McTaggart had written a book and had arranged for journalist Gary Hicks to visit him that day and Hicks actually saw him being killed. He's soon in touch with Ruth Evershed and MI-5 begins an immediate investigation. Without knowing who might be out to stop the publication of McRaggart's book - and realizing it could even be another part of their own organization or another intelligence agency - they play their cards very carefully. The team get unexpected help from an aspiring journalist, Jo Portman. They also happen to be looking for new recruits. Written by garykmcd

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2005 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Adam's fake name as a meter reader is Roger Thornhill--which was Cary Grant's character name in Hitchcock's North by Northwest. See more »

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The Book Episode 4.5
4 June 2010 | by ben-heraghtySee all my reviews

This is one of the best Spooks episodes I have seen and I enjoy it every time. They are replaying Spooks in Australia on Foxtel (cable) and it was a delight to watch - the recruitment of Jo, the different levels of cinematography with that awesome slow motion shooting scene, the beginning of the existence of The Club (Yalta) and the rotten core of MI5 - fantastic. Provides a good grounding in many of the complicated sub-plots that occur from here on in. It's particular;y interesting to note the flirtation with Jo and if you watch through the series that flirtation seems to stay between the two characters. Also good to see Harry take the high moral ground (yet again).


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