The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.
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Peter Firth ...  Harry Pearce 86 episodes, 2002-2011
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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Actor Richard Armitage (Lucas North) volunteered to be waterboarded as part of his research for his role in the series. 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 »

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Ros Myers: You dropped your potato-peeler.
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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 »

Connections

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Spooks
Written by Jennie Muskett
Published by BBC Music/Bucks Music Ltd
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Very, very enjoyable
19 June 2002 | by brotherfalloutSee all my reviews

This is one of the better British TV thrillers to emerge in a few good years. What initially attracted me was another varied acting choice by Matthew MacFayden, but on watching I found myself compelled. It does suffer from some unrealism, but the characters are so interesting, the plots so varied, it makes up for it. And yes, yes, it does rip off from 24, but it hasn't tried to hide it, so in my opinion that's a good thing, seeing as 24 used some of the most innovative effects. Also, some of the secondary casting, such as Hugh Laurie's nasty Jools and Peter Firth's big boss Harry. Also, guest appearances by Anthony Head and Tim Piggot-Smith just add to the strength of this show. I eagerly await the second series, after the excellent end of the first. If you are interested in MacFayden's performance (he is one of the strongest new English talents) then check out the worthy The Way We Live Now (where he plays a cad) and the absolutely wonderful Perfect Strangers.


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22 July 2003 (USA) See more »

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