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Spooks
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Spooks series 6 title sequence
Also known as MI-5
Genre Spy
Created by David Wolstencroft
Starring Peter Firth
Hermione Norris
Richard Armitage
Nicola Walker
Shazad Latif
Theme music composer Jennie Muskett
Composer(s) Paul Leonard-Morgan
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 8
No. of episodes 72 (as of 23 December 2009) (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 58 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One, BBC Three
Original run 13 May 2002 (2002-05-13) – present
Chronology
Related shows Spooks: Code 9
External links
Official website
Production website
.Spooks is a BAFTA award-winning British television drama series produced by the independent production company Kudos for BBC One.^ BAFTA® Awards 2002 – Best Drama Series .
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^ TV Review: Spooks, BBC One, Tuesday 28 October, 9pm .
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^ TV Review: Spooks, BBC One, Monday 27 October, 9pm .
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.The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, as the series follows the work of a group of MI5 Officers based at the service's Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid.^ Enter the thrilling world of MI-5 - known to insiders simply as 'five' - the clandestine security service, and meet the people who make up the elite team.
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^ It DOES help me get a sense of what’s worked in the past and what hasn’t, which is one of the reasons I followed the same group of characters through the first four books of the Twelve Houses series.

^ Series 2 Through the adventures of 'Section B' a crack team of spies in MI5's counter-terrorism department led by Matthew Macfadyen as Senior Case Officer Tom Quinn - Spooks unlocks the secret world of the 21st century Security Service.
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.In the United States and France, the show is broadcast under the title MI-5.^ Kopp was placed on the FBI's "ten most wanted fugitives" list in June 1999, apprehended in France in March 2001, and returned to the United States in June 2002.
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^ Spooks --MI-5 in the states--and i have fairly low standards for tv (AI, Dancing with the "Stars" and most sitcoms being the only shows i can't make myself watch).
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^ It was brought to the United States as "MI-5" on A&E. .
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.In Canada, the programme originally aired as MI5 but now airs on BBC Canada as Spooks.^ This show was originally created by the BBC for a United Kingdom audience and was aired as Spooks.
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^ The original name was 'Spooks', but IIRC, somebody thought that could be taken as a racist term in the US, so it was renamed 'MI5' for broadcast over there.
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.The programme was created by writer David Wolstencroft and has attracted popular guest actors including Hugh Laurie, Robert Hardy, Tim McInnerny, Bruce Payne, Ian McDiarmid, Ewen Bremner, Jimi Mistry, Andy Serkis, Andrew Tiernan, Anton Lesser, Anupam Kher, Alexander Siddig, Martine McCutcheon and Anthony Head.^ I've only seen one episode, which guest-starred Anthony Head.
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^ Guest stars include Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Robert Hardy (All Creatures Great And Small) and Rade Sherbedgia (24, The Quiet American).
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Contents

Series synopses

Series 1

Matthew Macfadyen as Tom Quinn and David Oyelowo as Danny Hunter in Series One.
Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, David Oyelowo, Jenny Agutter, and Peter Firth, the initial series of six one-hour episodes premiered in the spring of 2002.
.The series was a critical and popular success, averaging 7.5 million viewers over its six episodes,[1] due to its combination of glossy high production values with fast-paced action/adventure and spy intrigue storylines.^ The success of the series is due to a heady combination of pace, character, slick production values and a sly humour."
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^ Series 3 "With just the right blend of blood and vitriol in their veins, the cast of Spooks have cornered the market in spy adventures that feature passion, believability and verve.
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^ British spy drama - thrilling, fast-paced storylines and an excellent cast."
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[2]
.The show quickly gained an unexpected edge with the violent killing of character Helen Flynn (Lisa Faulkner) in the second episode which drew the largest number of complaints to the Broadcasting Standards Commission in 2002.[3] During an undercover operation Helen and Tom were captured by race riot instigator Robert Osborne, played by Kevin McNally, who tortured Helen with a deep fryer in an attempt to make her superior Tom reveal classified information.^ It was bold to kill off Lisa Faulkner in the opening episode of Spooks.
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^ They make a decent attempt with episode three’s plot concerning black market radiation sickness drugs but it quickly descends into a badly acted, poorly scripted and very strangely edited farce.
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^ Tom is forced undercover, and recent recruit Helen pretends to be his wife...
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He refused and she was killed. .This provoked an angry reaction from many viewers who jammed BBC phone switchboards with complaints, despite the show airing after the 9 pm watershed.^ Because the viewers of the show are evidently morons who will forget that the show is, in fact, British.
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^ This show was originally created by the BBC for a United Kingdom audience and was aired as Spooks.
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Nevertheless the death of Faulkner's character set the precedent that in Spooks anyone can die at any time.

Series 2

.With the success of the first series, a second, longer series of ten episodes was commissioned and subsequently aired in 2003. This series saw the introduction of new main character Ruth Evershed in the second episode.^ I watched the first episode and will watch the second just to see if it gets better, but that first episode was without doubt one of the worst things I've seen on TV this year.
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^ I "obtained" the first three episodes, but couldn't get beyond the first ten minutes of the first episode.
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^ From the very beginning sequence, a series of smug introductions to the main cast framed as their “recruitment videos”, I decide that I hate these people.
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It again drew praise, particularly for the fifth episode and the dramatic cliffhanger ending of the series finale.[4] The series averaged 7.1 million viewers.[5]

Series 3

.A third series of again ten episodes was transmitted on BBC One in the autumn of 2004 and concluding 13 December.^ It's the finale of series seven of Spooks tonight (BBC One, Monday 8 December, 9pm) and it's set to be an absolute corker.
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^ By John Beresford on December 2, 2008 Comments (0) With one week remaining to the seventh series of Spooks, I've already concluded this is the best series ever.
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^ TV Review: Spooks, BBC One, Monday 1 December, 9pm .
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.The first episode saw the introduction of Rupert Penry-Jones as Adam Carter, drafted in from MI6 to help investigate Tom's disappearance.^ Saw the first two episodes & truly couldn't stomach any more -- Spooks Jr. Torchwood and embraced them with gusto.
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^ Even my deep deep love for Rupert Penry-Jones is not enough for me to watch anymore.
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^ Episode 6 - Tom is confronted by an Irish terrorist who seems to be trying to help MI5, but nothing is as simple as it seems.
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.He later took over Tom's position as Section Chief as over the course of the series all three of the original leading trio (MacFadyen, Hawes, Oyelowo) left the programme, their departures staggered over the second, sixth, and tenth episodes respectively.^ Series 3 Project Friendly Fire - Tom Quinn has been accused of assassinating the Chief of The Defence Staff, is guilty of shooting his superior Harry Pearce and has disappeared.
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^ The wife and I tuned in to what we thought was a new series of spooks and admittedly we only saw the second episode.
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[6]
.In episode six, Zoe is taken to court for misconduct during an operation and forced to leave MI5 and assume a new identity in Chile.^ Episode 3 - Zoe finds herself in the Turkish embassy just as it is taken siege by Kurdish rebels.
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^ Outraged that she should be made a scapegoat, MI5 arranges for a stooge to take her place in prison and for Zoe to take up a new life and identity in Chile.
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.She is replaced by Adam's wife Fiona (Olga Sosnovska).^ By showing his love for Fiona Adam manages to win Khatera round, save the PM, the innocent people in the room, his own wife, everyone...
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.In the episode ten finale, Danny is killed while he and Fiona are being held hostage.^ Fiona wants to provoke a confrontation so that she can kill her ex-husband and finally escape her past.
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^ It all seems to be going smoothly, until, out of nowhere, a gang of terrorists led by Ahmed emerge and take both Danny and Fiona hostage.
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^ Episode 4 - An assasination threat and an arms deal endanger the World Trade Organisation conference being held in the UK. .
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The season garnered varied critical reactions, audience figures also dropping to a series average of 5.8 million viewers.[7] Despite this the BBC commissioned a fourth series.

Series 4

.The fourth series of Spooks began transmission on Monday 12 September 2005 on BBC One at 9 pm with the first of a two part story.^ It's the finale of series seven of Spooks tonight (BBC One, Monday 8 December, 9pm) and it's set to be an absolute corker.
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^ Mike : I’m editing two things right now to prepare for the reading, I’m not sure which one will be read but it will either be “Teddy Was Five”, or something from my “Bar Crowd” Series.

^ TV Review: Spooks, BBC One, Monday 17 November, 9pm .
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.The next day (13 September) the second episode was shown.^ Ugh, I've only seen two episodes of Spooks, and the second one was the deep-fat fryer episode, which haunts me to this day.
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The following week Spooks assumed a 9 pm Thursday slot, a break from the Monday 9 pm slot the previous series had traditionally occupied. Once again the series ran for 10 episodes and averaged 6.05 million viewers, a notable increase on the previous series.[8]
.The opening two parter provided the series with two new regulars in Zafar Younis (Raza Jaffrey, whose character had debuted in the final episode of series three) and Juliet Shaw (Anna Chancellor).^ So with the new series, I invented a storyline that could be stretched over multiple books and feature the same characters.

^ The wife and I tuned in to what we thought was a new series of spooks and admittedly we only saw the second episode.
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.However it was also a controversial storyline as it featured terrorists (albeit anti-humanity and technology extremists rather than al Qaeda) bombing central London, something that in reality had taken place two months earlier on 7 July after the episodes had already been shot.^ Tom, however, would rather bite her head off than schmooze her; even if it is in the best interests of national security.
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^ The problem for them, as was the case with the first two documents in this series, is that they have long claimed that the CIA already had in place several "lines of action" against the Green Giant.
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^ A lot of shots didn't really make much sense to me, and seemed to only be thrown in to show you something cool.
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According to The Guardian newspaper the day the first episode aired, "The similarities were sufficient to cause head of drama Jane Tranter and new BBC One controller Peter Fincham to agonise over whether to drop the episodes."[9] The episodes eventually aired unedited, although before both installments of the two-parter the BBC One continuity announcer warned viewers that they featured scenes of terrorist bombing in London which some viewers might find disturbing.
Episode seven saw the departure of Fiona Carter, as actress Olga Sosnovska was pregnant during filming and elected to leave the programme. .In a by-now traditional shocking exit Carter attempted to kill her deranged ex-husband, who she thought had been hanged several years previously.^ Fiona wants to provoke a confrontation so that she can kill her ex-husband and finally escape her past.
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^ We had a lot of booming cyberanarchy in the USA for 20 years, and now we are looking at several years of stagnant feudal nothingness.
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.Her ex-husband, however, abducted her and later shot her dead in Adam's presence when she tried to escape (by cutting her own wrists with broken glass to fake a suicide attempt, and thus managing to overpower her guards temporarily).^ Fiona wants to provoke a confrontation so that she can kill her ex-husband and finally escape her past.
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^ Torresola shot Private Leslie Coffelt of the White House Police, but Coffelt managed to kill Torresola with a single shot before succumbing himself; Coffelt died later that night.
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.Her character was replaced in the Spooks set-up by Miranda Raison as Jo Portman, a new arrival at MI5 who had been recruited by Adam in the previous episode.^ Harry, Adam and new recruit Zaf are attempting to keep morale high when London is hit by a series of terrorist attacks.
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^ Outraged that she should be made a scapegoat, MI5 arranges for a stooge to take her place in prison and for Zoe to take up a new life and identity in Chile.
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^ Rather, will the televisual adventures of these maverick young MI5 operatives live up to Spooks Code 9's multi-layered web of online activity?
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Episode nine also introduced the idea of extraordinary rendition to British television. The episode, entitled The Sting, once again displayed the programme's ability to deal with delicate subjects and hinted at the levels of subterfuge in international politics.

Series 5

.Spooks returned for its fifth (10 part) series on 17 September 2006 with the first part of a two-part story, which saw elements in the British Government, MI6 and the UK press conspire in an attempt to over-throw the Parliament and the Prime Minister.^ Two more hits take place on military targets in the UK, leading the Prime Minister to convene Cobra.
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^ "Spooks returns with an explosive two-part special that could hardly be more topical ...
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^ The question is: what will the British Government do with the money if they get to it first?
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.These elements had agreed that for Britain to survive the threats posed by modern day terrorism, democracy had to be replaced with rule by committee in the 21st Century.^ Basically, we find out that Creepy!Mary is pissed and wants revenge and that the spooks have three days to infiltrate and disband the network of terror she's trying to create in Britain.
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.Tactics used included the assassination of members of MI5, notably Colin, an attempt to kill the Home Secretary and kidnap the Prime Minister's son.^ With the Prime Minister's backing he launches an investigation into MI5, the aim being to uncover the rot at its core and take over.
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.The second part followed the next day (18 September), marking Spooks' return to BBC One's Monday night schedule.^ "Spooks returns with an explosive two-part special that could hardly be more topical ...
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[10]
.Its storylines included a fake home-grown Al-Qaeda cell planning an attack on London (they are actually a Mossad team); the British government selling nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia; and the US administration selling arms to African dictators.^ Actually, they would have been given the ROE governing our soldiers.
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^ So, what you had here is two government administrations, Bush's and Blair's, teaming up to sell lies to their respective publics with the aid, either witting or deliberately unwitting, of the leading press outlets in the U.S. and Britain.
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^ The Justice Department can round up all the Al Qaeda guys they can wiretap, but when they went to round up Redmond, they went home limping and sobbing, and without a job.
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.The series featured a more stable cast, more 2-part stories allowing for more complex plots and more dramatic use of split-screen.^ Series 3 "With just the right blend of blood and vitriol in their veins, the cast of Spooks have cornered the market in spy adventures that feature passion, believability and verve.
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The ratings also remained consistent with those of the previous series, averaging 6 million viewers.[11]

Series 6

.The sixth series was commissioned by Jane Tranter, Head of Drama Commissioning at the BBC, by the time series 5 was announced.^ TheWordBoy, I'll tell you what IS tedious - people coming on here and praising Jane Tranter to the skies in multiple threads, especially when they're responsible for one of the most-derided BBC Tv "dramas" for years.
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^ The simple answer is that the BBC Drama department, from Tranter and Bennett downwards, are obsessed with "360 degree programming", of which this spin off is a prime example.
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^ BBC drama commissioning has been in an awful mess for years.
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.The series returned on 16 October 2007 at 9 pm on BBC One, and concluded on 18 December.^ October 16-18, 2009 .
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^ December 16, 2009 at 01:30 PM .
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^ December 16, 2009 at 12:22 PM .
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[12][13] The series averaged 5.68 million viewers (the lowest to date.)[14] .The sixth series was markedly different from the previous 5. For the first time, end credits were broadcast and there was less frequent use of the soundtrack composed by Jennie Muskett.^ Pocahontas was the first time in decades that Disney animators actually used stylisation to give the film a look and feel all of its own.
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^ There are some good reasons for using them and some reasons of convenience, but having a concentration of the skill sets involved at the right place at the right time is the best one.
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^ For the first time in human history, there is a concerted strategy to manipulate global perception.
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.The sixth series also attempted to weave a common strand across all ten episodes - the efforts of the MI5 and the British Government to strike a peace deal with the Iranian Government, having been tricked into bombing a chemical weapons train in Tehran by American intelligence.^ Ellie and Maisie move into Tom's house, just as he's tricked into bringing a bomb home in a laptop...
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^ Episode 6 - The Government is brokering a secret deal with the Saudis.
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^ With the stability of the country already under threat, MI5 receives word of a potentially far more serious situation: the British Army is planning strike action - despite the possibility of impending war.
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.While the US prepared a pre-emptive war against Iran, MI5 attempted to maintain the peace and cover up the evidence of the UK train attack from both the public and Iran.^ The Sting - The world is on the brink of war with Iran and, despite the Government's reluctance to go to war again in this climate of playing lap-dog to America, the UK may be forced to do so.
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Complicating these matters was Adam Carter's affair with the UK Iranian Ambassador's wife. .During the course of the series, the serial arc was moved into and out of individual episodes.^ No, it turns out that broadband is about moving television, telephones, radio, and the movie industry into the operating system.
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The series ended on a cliff-hanger. .Jo and Adam, captured by a terrorist group offering spies to the highest bidder, faced torture and eventual death, the group also being responsible for the torture and death of Zaf who disappeared after the Tehran bombing.^ Adam realises there's a mole on the Grid but with Zaf kidnapped and the next bomb still ticking down, they don't have time to find out who it is.
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^ The terrorists are Shining Dawn, an international group whose members believe they have a divine mission to wipe out human beings in order to save the earth.
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^ Harry, Adam and new recruit Zaf are attempting to keep morale high when London is hit by a series of terrorist attacks.
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.Jo asked Adam to kill her rather than let her face a similar end.^ Instead (like still cartoons), it's to make the characters stand out and let the audience focus on them- rather than the backgrounds (although we all like pretty paintings).
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^ In the words of the late Gene Siskel on Patch Adams, "I'd rather turn and cough than have to sit through this film again."
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.The final scene was of CO19, (London's Metropolitan Police Service Specialist Firearms Command, mounting a rescue by breaking into the house in which they are held captive, just as a limp Jo is shown in the arms of a devastated Adam.^ Just as the team think they are near to breaking Blaney, it becomes clear they have been looking at the wrong man.
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^ Tom tracks down a thief who managed to break into Harry's house and steal highly classified files and equipment.
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^ Ellie and Maisie move into Tom's house, just as he's tricked into bringing a bomb home in a laptop...
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A new website, Spooks Interactive, was published to coincide with the launch.[15] In April 2008, the Spooks production team won the BAFTA Award for Interactivity for their work on Spooks Interactive.[16]

Series 7

.Series 7 of Spooks began airing on 27 October 2008 for an eight episode run.^ The wife and I tuned in to what we thought was a new series of spooks and admittedly we only saw the second episode.
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[17] .Peter Firth returned as Harry Pearce, along with Alex Lanipekun as Ben Kaplan, Hugh Simon as Malcolm Wynn-Jones and Gemma Jones as Connie James.^ Malcolm Wynn-Jones .
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^ In Harry Pearce, Peter Firth has created one of the most compelling spymasters of all time.
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.The first episode saw central character Adam Carter (portrayed by Rupert Penry Jones) die in a car explosion.^ Starring: Matthew Macfadyen , Keeley Hawes , Rupert Penry-Jones .
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It also saw the return of Ros Myers (played by Hermione Norris) and Jo Portman (Miranda Raison) as both of their fates were uncertain at the end of series 6. Richard Armitage joined the cast as Lucas North, an agent who has been held in a Russian prison for the past eight years. Following Adam's death, Ros was made the section leader and Lucas replaced her as a Senior Case officer.
.In an interview on BBC Radio Five Live, Peter Firth intimated that Harry and Ruth might well be reunited, though this proved to be a red herring with regard to Series 7. He also stated that he was unaware of any potential plans for an eighth series, "like all TV, it depends on ratings...we'll have a good idea after (tonight's episode)". Spooks attracted an average audience of 5.9 million, with roughly 825,000 viewers watching the 10:30 pm showing of Episode Two on BBC Three.^ Watch all tv series online for FREE .

^ In Harry Pearce, Peter Firth has created one of the most compelling spymasters of all time.
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^ Seeing as though Zoe might end up in a thousand pieces, the rest of the spooks try to reassure her.
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.The second episode when shown the following day on BBC One drew in 5.6 million (a 22% audience share).^ I watched the first episode and will watch the second just to see if it gets better, but that first episode was without doubt one of the worst things I've seen on TV this year.
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The third episode when shown on BBC One on 3 November had an average audience of 5.6 million, once more claiming a 22% audience share. On November 10, Spooks drew 5.2 million viewers, with a 21% audience share, down from the previous week. On 17 November, it drew an average audience of 4.9 million receiving a 20% share, however, it was broadcast against I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! in the same time slot. The following week, Episode Six averaged 5.4 million, with a 22% share. .Interestingly, the penultimate episode of the series which was broadcast on BBC Three at 10:30 pm managed to bring in 1 million viewers, being one of the most watched multi-channel shows of the night, easily beating Sky1's return of 24 which managed just under 400,000 viewers.^ So the BBC no longer has a channel that is able to do good, groundbreaking drama and the money that used to be spent on such shows is now being squandered on cock like Phoo fighters and Spooks Code 9.
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^ Inglorious basterds Japan drunk Moon sam rockwell more info Watch full episodes of popular BBC programs.
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^ Tv web360 Streaming tv channels more info Find the newest episodes of your favorite shows.
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[citation needed]
.The series 8 recommission press release stated there would be a twist in the final episode of series 7.[18] In this episode, a nuclear bomb is set to explode, triggered by a Russian sleeper agent who was part of Operation Tiresias.^ The boss seems to be suffering from PMT all through both episodes and the so called agents look and act like they would be more at home on the set of Grange Hill !.
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^ EPISODE NO. 01 Series 1, episode 01 Series 101 1st release (U.K.): 1st release (U.S.): Production number: 101 Last update: 03/18/04 .
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.As Parliament and the Royal Family are evacuated, the nuclear threat to London is eliminated when Ros and Lucas are able to turn Connie James and elude an FSB kill squad.^ Forces are mobilised and the Royal Family evacuated to a bunker when Adam realises they are playing into Angela's hands yet again - the bomb is in the bunker.
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Connie was killed defusing the bomb by its conventional explosives. Seconds before the bomb exploded, Connie revealed that it had not been Harry who sold Lucas North out to the Russians as Lucas had always believed but rather herself. .The episode concluded with Harry, conscious but with his mouth taped shut, in the boot of a car being zipped up in a body bag by Viktor Sarkisian, head of the FSB's London station.^ However, she is kind enough to let Radio Boy know that Creepy!Mary is headed to London to blow up Sullivan.
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^ Emily Ratner Taping Our Mouths Shut to Scream Out Our Dissent .
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Series 8

.In December 2008, the BBC announced that series 8 would start filming in March 2009 and air late 2009,[19] with both Hermione Norris (Ros) and Richard Armitage (Lucas) returning for series 8. Series 8 started on Wednesday 4 November 2009, at 9pm on BBC One[20], with episode 2 being broadcast on Friday 6 November at 9pm on BBC Three[21].^ December 16, 2009 at 11:21 AM .
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^ December 17, 2009 at 09:21 AM .
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^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 More...
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.The opening episode of series 8 drew in 6 million viewers a 25% share of audience numbers between 9pm and 10pm.^ EPISODE NO. 01 Series 1, episode 01 Series 101 1st release (U.K.): 1st release (U.S.): Production number: 101 Last update: 03/18/04 .
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.The first episode of the series continued from the cliffhanger at the end of series 7, with Harry Pearce being held captive by the Russians.^ Series seven has to go down as the best British thriller series ever, and at its heart - as he has been for seven years - is Peter Firth's magnificent portrayal of Harry Pearce.
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During this episode, Ruth Evershed is reintroduced, having spent her time since series 5 in Cyprus. .The only character other than Harry who has been in the programme since its conception, Malcolm Wynn-Jones departs stating simply that he is 'too old'. His replacement comes in the form of much younger technician Tariq Masood.^ Now, since I'm a novelist, I think that Sylvia Raphael, who was a comely Mossad female assassin from South Africa, is a really interesting subject.
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.The series again revolves around one major plot-arc which is a mysterious organisation known only as 'Nightingale'. During the course of the series Lucas North's loyalty is continually called into question, for the most part because of his ongoing relationship with CIA agent Sarah Caulfield who is connected to Nightingale.^ We explode into the opening credits (only not, since no one is actually credited) and watch as, over the spliced together scenes from Series One, white lines vaguely spell out Spooks and then MI-5 appears as the title.
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^ I have to admit, the "Deep Canvas" problem as you call it, is one of my major pet peeves in feature animation.
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^ For them, tarzan is great and will be for most of us who will see it before IG. Don't be already dissapointed just because Harry changed his mind about it.
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.At the end of the series, Section D does not appear to have made much progress in tackling Nightingale and Ros Myers is seemingly killed in an explosion with the new Home Secretary Andrew Lawrence.^ I called the end of the last series the best hour of television I've ever watched, but it looks as if the new series is set to top even that.
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^ It isn't true to say he gets killed off, but he does leave in this series.
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Series 9

It has been confirmed that Spooks will return for a ninth series in Autumn 2010, however the Daily Mail reports that the series is unlikely to return after that,[22] an allegation the BBC denies.[23]

Cast

The main recurring characters, listed alphabetically include:

Current main characters

Grid based

.
  • Sir Harry Pearce KBE (Peter Firth; 2002—) Head of Counter-Terrorism Department ("Section D")[24], MI5
  • Ros Myers (Hermione Norris; 2006–2007, 2008—) Chief of Section[25] and Senior Case Officer, Section D[26].^ Series 3 Project Friendly Fire - Tom Quinn has been accused of assassinating the Chief of The Defence Staff, is guilty of shooting his superior Harry Pearce and has disappeared.
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    ^ Series 2 Through the adventures of 'Section B' a crack team of spies in MI5's counter-terrorism department led by Matthew Macfadyen as Senior Case Officer Tom Quinn - Spooks unlocks the secret world of the 21st century Security Service.
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    ^ Series 1 Through the adventures of 'Section B' a crack team of spies in MI5's counter-terrorism department led by Matthew Macfadyen as Senior Case Officer Tom Quinn - Spooks unlocks the secret world of the 21st century Security Service.
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    Caught in an explosion at the end of series 8; current status unknown.
  • Lucas North (Richard Armitage; 2008—) Senior Case Officer[27], Section D
  • Ruth Evershed (Nicola Walker; 2003–2006, 2009—) Intelligence Analyst, Section D[28]
  • Tariq Masood (Shazad Latif; 2009—) Technician and Data Analyst, Section D [29]

Other

Former major characters

Grid based

  • Helen Flynn (Lisa Faulkner; 2002) Administrative Officer, Section D. Tortured and shot by a right-wing terrorist.
  • Jed Kelley (Graeme Mearns; 2002) Administrative Officer. Never seen to leave, but may have moved to a different department.[30]
  • .
  • Tessa Phillips (Jenny Agutter; 2002–2003) Senior Case Officer, Section K. Left the Grid after being discovered by Harry running "ghost" agents.
  • Tom Quinn (Matthew Macfadyen; 2002–2004) Chief of Section and Senior Case Officer, Section D. Decommissioned after jeopardising a key mission.
  • Zoe Reynolds (Keeley Hawes; 2002–2004) Junior Case Officer, Section D. Hidden "off-the-books" in Chile after she was caught making a mistake on an undercover mission.
  • Danny Hunter (David Oyelowo; 2002–2004) Junior Case Officer, Section D. Executed during a terrorist hostage situation.
  • Sam Buxton (Shauna Macdonald; 2003–2005) Administrative Officer.^ At The Grid, Tom runs a meeting of the spooks.
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    ^ Series 3 Project Friendly Fire - Tom Quinn has been accused of assassinating the Chief of The Defence Staff, is guilty of shooting his superior Harry Pearce and has disappeared.
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    ^ Series 2 Through the adventures of 'Section B' a crack team of spies in MI5's counter-terrorism department led by Matthew Macfadyen as Senior Case Officer Tom Quinn - Spooks unlocks the secret world of the 21st century Security Service.
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    Reassigned to GCHQ following Danny's demise.[31]
  • Fiona Carter (Olga Sosnovska; 2004–2005) Seconded MI6 Officer. Shot by ex-husband during an operation.
  • Colin Wells (Rory MacGregor; 2002–2006) Technician and Data Analyst. .Hanged by SIS during their attempted coup d'état.
  • Zafar Younis (Raza Jaffrey; 2004–2007) Junior Case Officer, Section D. Killed by an Al-Qaeda group in Afghanistan after being sold by "The Redbacks"
  • Adam Carter (Rupert Penry-Jones; 2004–2008) Chief of Section and Senior Case Officer, Section D. Killed by a car bomb.
  • Ben Kaplan DSO (Alex Lanipekun; 2007–2008) Junior Case Officer[32], Section D. Throat cut by FSB mole Connie James during the Sugarhorse incident.
  • Connie James (Gemma Jones; 2007–2008) Former Senior Analyst[33], Section D. Arrested as an FSB mole after the Sugarhorse incident.^ And will former MI6 agent Adam Carter, the new addition to the team, provide the drive and enthusiasm so apparently missing?
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    ^ Along with the former officials, they provided few details about the targets of the raids in Iraq and Afghanistan, although they said that many of the Iraq raids were directed against members of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia .
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    ^ The hostage-takers issue demands to the Saudi King - release Al-Qaeda prisoners or one hostage will be killed every hour.
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    Killed while defusing a nuclear bomb.
  • Malcolm Wynn-Jones (Hugh Simon; 2002–2009) Technician and Data Analyst, Section D. Retired after a brush with death and many years of service.
  • Jo Portman (Miranda Raison; 2005–2009) Junior Case Officer[34], Section D. Shot by Ros Myers while restraining a terrorist during a hostage situation.

Other

.
  • Jools Siviter (Hugh Laurie; 2002) MI6 Section Chief.
  • Christine Dale (Megan Dodds; 2002–2004) CIA agent and MI5 liaison officer.^ Helen returns to inform Tom that CIA Chick (Christine Dale) is calling on him.
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    ^ Boss Man mentions Tom's "friendly" connection to the CIA London liaison Christine Dale.
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    .Resigned following her involvement in Tom's investigation and apprehension.
  • Oliver Mace (Tim McInnerny; 2004–2006) Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee.^ When Oliver Mace, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, hears of this he seizes his opportunity to take control of Britain's homeland intelligence service.
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    Forced to resign after being exposed as the mastermind behind illegal torture of terror suspects.
  • Wes Carter (James Dicker; 2004–2008) Son of Adam and Fiona. .Sent to live with his grandmother after being orphaned following his father's death.
  • Juliet Shaw (Anna Chancellor; 2005–2007) Former National Security Co-ordinator, later Head of Yalta; status uncertain
  • Dariush Bakhshi (Simon Abkarian; 2007) Iranian Special Consul.
  • Bob Hogan (Matthew Marsh; 2007) Director of the CIA's London branch.^ The Grid is turned in to a command centre, the CIA led by Boyd assist and an old flame of Harry's, Juliet Shaw, arrives to help.
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    ^ Tom, however, would rather bite her head off than schmooze her; even if it is in the best interests of national security.
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    .Dismissed from CIA for working with mercenaries against MI5.
  • Sir Richard Dolby (Robert East; 2008) Director General of MI5.
  • Sam Walker (Brian Protheroe; 2009) Director of the CIA's London branch.^ MI5 must work with the CIA and the President's security team to ensure his safety throughout.
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    ^ I would say it is not an argument for or against using mercenaries, but an argument for improving discipline in general.
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    .Murdered by Nightingale operative Sarah Caulfield for investigating Nightingale.
  • Elisavieta Starkova (Paloma Baeza; 2009) Lucas North's ex wife and a double agent.^ Plenty of people are interested, and when a double agent is murdered, the plot thickens.
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    Dropped as an agent on Lucas's request.
  • Sarah Caulfield (Genevieve O'Reilly; 2009) CIA agent and MI5 liaison officer. Lucas North's lover. Forced to flee after being exposed as a Nightingale operative. Later assassinated by a hitman for Nightingale after being captured by MI5
  • Nicholas Blake MP (Robert Glenister; 2006–2009) Former British Home Secretary. Forced to resign amidst allegations of corruption following a scandal set up by Nightingale.
  • Russel Price (Mark Aiken; 2009): Head of the CIA operations in Europe. Killed by a bomb after being exposed as a Nightingale asset. He was responsible for the death of Sarah Caufield.
  • Bernard Qualtrough (Richard Johnson; 2008) Harry's former mentor and a FSB mole. Fate unknown.

Episodes

To date the show consists of 72 episodes. Spooks eighth series ended its run in the UK on BBC One on December 23, 2009.
Each episode begins with a "previously" sequence, recapping recent events. .Following a teaser, setting up the episode's narrative, a title sequence runs, featuring the main characters but no actor credits, and ends with the name of the series.^ Yes, you know exactly what to expect from frame one to the last of the end credits--no matter what story has been choosen in order to forward the Disney formula.
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.Each episode ends with the final scene freezing and changing to a black-and-white negative image that then compresses with a distinctive sound effect into a flat white line against a black screen.^ So what's the net effect on the case against the White House, in purely legal terms, if Ames once did compromise Plame?
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With the exception of the finale, a trailer for the next episode is shown, followed by the Kudos and BBC logos. .The series airs with no credits on BBC One, to maintain an atmosphere of the anonymity of real-life spies and the drama of each episode.^ Yes, you know exactly what to expect from frame one to the last of the end credits--no matter what story has been choosen in order to forward the Disney formula.
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.The subsequent episode is aired on BBC Three, one week ahead of its BBC One showing (the first and last episode are only shown on BBC One).^ Heroes season 3 e9 Heroes season 3 episode 3 Heroes season 3 ep 1 more info Official site to watch videos and clips from the popular BBC auto show.
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^ TV - Free Streaming Videos - Comments - Alltime at OVGuide: Watch Free TV Shows and Cartoons online – Find all Previously Aired and Currently Airing Episodes .
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BBC Three airings include a brief credit sequence following the trailer and before the Kudos and BBC logos. Full credits are also available online.

Locations

Regular

.Many scenes are filmed in and around the Docklands, especially Canary Wharf, Rotherhithe and the London Bridge area as well as the new More London development.^ Sonny with a chance Zack cody Hannahmontana more info IMDB now offers full-length streams of popular new and classic TV shows as well as a selection of feature films to go along with its database.
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Single episodes

Spooks: Code 9

.Following the success of Torchwood (the BBC Three Doctor Who spin-off series) the controller of BBC Three, Julian Bellamy, announced in December 2006 a Spooks spin-off entitled Spooks: Code 9 (working titles: Rogue Spooks and Spooks: Liberty).^ As spin-offs go, Spooks: Code 9 is ropey indeed.
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^ BBC Three thinks that its target audience is too thick and/or too easily bored to watch Spooks.
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^ Who has had more influence over the BBC's direction in the last three years, Jane Tranter or James Purnell, now weaving his magic in the world of social security, work and pensions?
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[36][37] .The show started filming in Bradford in 2008 and the first[38] and second episodes were broadcast on 10 August 2008. It was not well-received by critics, who said "the script is poor and the acting little better" (The Sunday Times)[39] and the production "utterly uninspired and stale" (Digital Spy),[40] "daft and unconvincing" (The Telegraph),[41] "an utterly cynical venture" that "given its patronising awfulness...^ I watched the first episode and will watch the second just to see if it gets better, but that first episode was without doubt one of the worst things I've seen on TV this year.
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^ Pocahontas was the first time in decades that Disney animators actually used stylisation to give the film a look and feel all of its own.
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^ The lush jungle was jaw dropping at first sight as it was the second time I saw it.
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actually damages the Spooks brand" (The Guardian).[42]

DVD releases

Series Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Extras
Series One 13 January 2004 16 June 2003 18 August 2003 Deleted scenes, a guide to Spooks terminology, character biographies, image galleries, interviews and commentaries with the cast and crew.
Series Two 11 January 2005 20 September 2004 21 March 2004 Outtakes, cast interviews and commentaries, and featurettes.
Series Three 31 January 2006 5 September 2005 23 May 2005 Audio commentaries, 'behind the scenes' featurettes, deleted scenes and DVDROM content, including scripts, wallpapers and image gallery.
Series Four 9 January 2007 4 September 2006 19 May 2007 Audio commentaries, a 'behind the scenes' documentary and interviews with the series producer and the director of episodes 9 and 10.
Series Five 8 January 2008 10 September 2007 19 May 2008 2 audio commentaries, cast interviews and Miranda Raison's video diary for series 6
Series Six 20 January 2009[43] 6 October 2008 2 August 2008 2 audio commentaries from the location managers, 2 audio commentaries with the producer and writer, a 'behind the scenes' documentary on episode 6.8, series 6 trailers, 4 cast interviews and Miranda's video diary
Series Seven 26 January 2010[44] 12 October 2009[45] 18 March 2009 2 audio commentaries, a 'behind the scenes' in Russia with Richard Armitage and Hermione Norris, cast interviews

Books

  • Sangster, Jim: Spooks Confidential: The Official Handbook (2003), Contender Books (London). ISBN 1-84357-069-6.
    • Episode guide of the first two seasons, and background information on MI5 and the making of the series.
  • Spooks: The Personnel Files (2007), Headling Publishing Group (London). .ISBN 978-0-7553–3397-4.
    • Detailed MI5 personnel files of eight of the show's main characters: Adam Carter, Danny Hunter, Zoe Reynolds, Tom Quinn, Ruth Evershed, Harry Pearce, Zafar Younis and Malcolm Wynn-Jones.
  • Spooks: Behind the Scenes (2006), Orion Books (London).^ Series 3 Project Friendly Fire - Tom Quinn has been accused of assassinating the Chief of The Defence Staff, is guilty of shooting his superior Harry Pearce and has disappeared.
    • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Devastated and bitter at losing Zoe, Danny is obstructive on the operation and nasty to Ruth - until she goes missing, just as she was about to uncover the hacker's identity.
    • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Adam negotiates a ransom deal and Danny races to Ruth's rescue.
    • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

    .ISBN 0-75287-610-4.
    • Background information on British intelligence and episode guides for the first four series.
  • Spooks: Harry's Diary: Top Secret (2007), Headling Publishing Group (London).^ Harry, however, has 'higher' information that the arms' expert has actually developed the technology beyond that of the Eurofighter, and the British government wants M15 to acquire it for themselves.
    • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Top Secret information is, by definition, information that will cause immeasurable and grevious harm to the security of the United States if improperly released.
    • Daily Kos: The Spooks Aren't Gonna Let It Go Away 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There could also be serious repercussions for Ruth when she finds out the deaths of seven terrorist suspects in a prison fire were in fact staged by British military intelligence.
    • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

    ISBN 978-0-7553–3398-1.
    • The untold stories of Spooks, and MI5, as seen from the perspective of Harry Pearce, the Spooks team leader.

International broadcasts and DVD sales

.In the United States, the commercial-free and viewer-supported Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) began airing MI-5 from the beginning in January 2009. For the first time, the episodes are being broadcast full-length and in widescreen (1.78:1) format.^ Official WB site with high quality video and full length episodes of shows like Friends, Buffy, and Firefly.
  • TV - Free Streaming Videos - Comments - Alltime at OVGuide: Watch Free TV Shows and Cartoons online – Find all Previously Aired and Currently Airing Episodes 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.ovguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sons of anarchy Lie with me True blood season 2 episode 10 more info View full-length episodes of Survivor, CSI, Numbers, Shark, and others.
  • TV - Free Streaming Videos - Comments - Alltime at OVGuide: Watch Free TV Shows and Cartoons online – Find all Previously Aired and Currently Airing Episodes 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.ovguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In a world where the roles of the intelligence services and secret agents are being thrown into greater importance, MI-5 is a timely new drama from a first-class creative team and with a superb cast.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

This is the third network to attempt a successful airing of the show. Series 1 - 4 were broadcast on cable channel A&E, however ratings were poor, and after a marathon showing of Series 4, the show was removed from the schedule. In 2007, BBC America began broadcasting MI-5, withdrawing the show from its schedule mid-Series 4, again a victim of ratings. Due to the need to insert commercial breaks, the episodes broadcast on commercial stations (A&E and BBC America) in the U.S. were edited for time, with each 59-minute installment edited down to roughly 45 minutes, and were presented in full screen (1.33:1) format. The full-length episodes were broadcast on some cable "On Demand" services and are available on DVD.
.In Canada the series was also screened uncut and unedited on BBC Canada, a speciality digital cable channel, under its original BBC title Spooks, however, this was stopped after Series 3 because the U.S. A&E channel had exclusive rights to future viewings in Canada and was showing the episodes as well.^ Tv web360 Streaming tv channels more info Find the newest episodes of your favorite shows.
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^ Heroes season 3 e9 Heroes season 3 episode 3 Heroes season 3 ep 1 more info Official site to watch videos and clips from the popular BBC auto show.
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^ True blood season 2 episode 11 Ufc 102 Glee season 1 episode 2 more info Houses an extensive list of movie titles and TV shows.
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.However, BBC Canada has resumed showing the series and began showing Series 5 to Canadian viewers on 26 August 2007. BBC also shows Spooks on its entertainment channel BBC Prime in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.^ So the BBC no longer has a channel that is able to do good, groundbreaking drama and the money that used to be spent on such shows is now being squandered on cock like Phoo fighters and Spooks Code 9.
  • First Night: Spooks: Code 9 | Media | guardian.co.uk 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The programme is also aired as Spooks in Australia and New Zealand on ABC and TVNZ respectively.^ Spooks Code 9 was one of the worst new programmes I have seen in a long while.
  • First Night: Spooks: Code 9 | Media | guardian.co.uk 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

It is also syndicated on the Foxtel Pay-TV channel UKTV.
In Sweden it airs as Spooks on Kanal 9. At winter 2010 both series 1 and 7 are broadcasted. .(Thow the first two series were broadcasted by SVT1 or SVT2, the swedish commercial free public service channels.^ One might wonder how it came to be that a public service broadcaster could act with such shameless commercialism and such an insulting lack of care for creativity.
  • First Night: Spooks: Code 9 | Media | guardian.co.uk 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

)
In France the programme is called MI-5 and broadcast on Canal Plus, France 2 and France 4.
In Denmark several series have been aired on the DR2 public channel, under its original name, Spooks.
In Finland the show is called Erikoisjoukkue and it was first aired on YLE TV1 (Series 1 and 2) and then MTV3 started airing the programme from Series 1.
In Belgium Spooks was broadcast on the Flemish public channel Canvas and on the French Belgian channel RTBF.
In the Czech Republic it is called MI5 and is aired on ČT1. In Israel it was aired under two different names (MI-5 and Spooks) on the Arutz 2 Channel 2 and on cable.
In Slovenia it was aired on Kanal A as Tajni agenti, with Slovene subtitles.
In Southeast Asia Spooks is aired through the Hallmark Channel.
In the Netherlands Spooks is aired on the channel Nederland 3.
In Croatia on HRT 2 as Obavještajci, (Intelligence Agents). It is broadcast in English with Croatian subtitles as opposed to being dubbed.
In India Spooks is aired on the channel BBC Entertainment.
In Brazil the series is screened on People + Arts, cable channel, under the title Dupla Identidade (Double Identity). In Argentina the same channel screens it as Doble Identidad (also Double Identity).
In Iceland the series is shown on RUV (The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service) on Tuesdays at 22:25 as Spooks.
.In New Zealand Spooks is currently broadcast on TV ONE at 00:05 every Monday morning.^ Wow the new one is the best tv site ive seen, its like youtube .
  • TV - Free Streaming Videos - Comments - Alltime at OVGuide: Watch Free TV Shows and Cartoons online – Find all Previously Aired and Currently Airing Episodes 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.ovguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Spooks is shown in Hungary under Titkosszolgálat - MI5 (Secret Service - MI5) on Hungarian Television (channel: M1).^ Discharged from hospital, Harry finds his stewardship of MI5 under threat from a shadowy government agency seeking to bring the service under the government's direct control.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

.In Germany the series began airing under the title Spooks – Im Visier des MI5 on pay television on the German Fox Channel on September 3, 2008 with new episodes Thursdays and repeats through the following days.^ The wife and I tuned in to what we thought was a new series of spooks and admittedly we only saw the second episode.
  • First Night: Spooks: Code 9 | Media | guardian.co.uk 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

On September 2, 2009 the new digital free-to-air channel ZDFneo began airing the series on Monday night with a repeat on Tuesday night on the parent channel ZDF.
In Mexico the series is shown on BBC Entertainment on the SKY Latin America satellite network under the title MI-5.
In Bulgaria the series is shown on Bulgarian National Television Channel 1 (bulgarian: БНТ Канал 1) under Phantoms (bulgarian: Фантоми). As of January 2010 series 7 is being aired.

Awards

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
2003 BAFTA Television Awards Best Drama Series[46] Won
Original Television Music[47] Jennie Muskett Nominated
Editing in Entertainment[47] Colin Green Nominated
Royal Television Society Awards Best Drama Series[48] Won
Broadcast Awards Best Drama Series[49] Won
BBC Drama Awards Best Drama[50] Won
Best Drama Website[50] Won
2005 BAFTA Television Awards Best Drama Series[51] Nominated
2006 BAFTA Television Awards Best Drama Series[52] Nominated
2008 BAFTA Television Awards Interactivity[16] Won
Crime Thriller Awards Best Actor[citation needed] Rupert Penry Jones Won
Best Actress[citation needed] Hermione Norris Won
Crime Drama[53] Nominated
2009 BAFTA Television Awards Best Drama Series[54] Nominated
Original Television Music[55] Paul Leonard-Morgan Nominated
Crime Thriller Awards The TV Dagger[56] Nominated
Best Actress[56] Hermione Norris Nominated

References

  1. ^ Exact figure: 7.491666667, calculated from BARB figures for week ending 19/05/2002 and all subsequent weeks until 23/06/2002 which can be found here
  2. ^ BBC - Spooks - Series 1 Episode Guide
  3. ^ The Broadcasting Standards Commission receives 154 complaints after Helen Flynn's killing, as reported by BBC News.
  4. ^ BBC - Spooks - Series 2 Episode Guide
  5. ^ Exact figure: 7.097, calculated from BARB figures for week ending 08/06/2003 and all subsequent weeks until 17/08/2003 which can be found here
  6. ^ BBC - Spooks - Episode Guide
  7. ^ Exact figure: 5.771, calculated from BARB figures for week ending 17/10/2004 and all subsequent weeks until 19/12/2004 which can be found here
  8. ^ Exact figure: 6.045, calculated from BARB figures for week ending 18/09/2005 and all subsequent weeks until 13/11/2005 which can be found here
  9. ^ Gibson, Owen. Spooky coincidences. "The Guardian". Monday 12 September 2005 (requires registration).
  10. ^ BBC - Spooks - Episode Guide
  11. ^ Exact figure: 5.968, calculated from BARB figures for week ending 17/09/2006 and all subsequent weeks until 19/11/2006 which can be found here
  12. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/spooks/ BBC Spooks Site
  13. ^ Series 6 Episode Guide
  14. ^ Calculated from BARB figures for week ending 21/10/2007 and all subsequent weeks until 23/12/2007 which can be found here
  15. ^ Spooks website
  16. ^ a b "TV Winners in 2008". BAFTA. 2008-03-18. http://www.bafta.org/awards/television/latest-winners-and-nominees,91,BA.html. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  17. ^ "Programme Information - Network TV Week 44 - Unplaced". BBC Press Office. http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/tv/wk44/unplaced.shtml#unplaced_spooks. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 
  18. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/12_december/04/spooks.shtml
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  21. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ntlnm
  22. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1244501/Spooks-Waking-The-Dead-face-wrath-BBC-budget-cuts.html
  23. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a197791/bbc-denies-spooks-dead-axe.html
  24. ^ BBC Spooks Personnel – Harry Pearce
  25. ^ Series 7, Episode 2
  26. ^ BBC Spooks Personnel – Ros Myers
  27. ^ BBC Spooks Personnel – Lucas North
  28. ^ BBC Spooks Personnel – Ruth Evershed
  29. ^ BBC Spooks Personnel – Tariq Masood
  30. ^ Spooks Expert on Jed's departure.
  31. ^ Harry's Diary, p. 311
  32. ^ BBC Spooks Personnel – Ben Kaplan
  33. ^ BBC Spooks Personnel – Connie James
  34. ^ BBC Spooks Personnel – Jo Portman
  35. ^ YouTube (2008-03-02). "Car explodes London, Finsbury Square 2 March 2008". http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pinyNpWVDgU. 
  36. ^ BBC News (2006-12-14). "Spooks spin-off set for BBC Three". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6179781.stm. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  37. ^ "BBC3 creates Spooks spin-off". The Guardian. 2006-12-14. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2006/dec/14/broadcasting.bbc. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  38. ^ "Airdate announced". BBC. BBC. 2008. http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/tv/wk33/sun.shtml#sun_spooks. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  39. ^ White, Roland (17 August 2008). "Unlikely maestros face the music". The Sunday Times - Culture. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article4524852.ece. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  40. ^ Rawson-Jones, Ben. "'Spooks: Code 9': Episode One". Digital Spy. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/cult/a121258/spooks-code-9-episode-one.html. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  41. ^ "The weekend's television choices". The Telegraph. 11 August 2008. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/08/09/nosplit/bvtv09.xml#2. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  42. ^ McLean, Gareth (8 August 2008). "Spooks: Code 9 is a spin-off too far". The Guardian. http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/tv/2008/08/as_spinoffs_go_spooks_code.html. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  43. ^ http://www.amazon.com/MI-5-Vol-6-Mi-5/dp/B001EHF3RS/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1229465677&sr=8-1
  44. ^ http://www.amazon.com/MI-5-Vol-7-Peter-Firth/dp/B002HWRZTI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1257919693&sr=8-1
  45. ^ "Spooks: Complete Series 7". Amazon.co.uk. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spooks-7-Richard-Armitage/dp/B001HN6PPI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1228780444&sr=8-1. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
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  48. ^ RTS Award page
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  50. ^ a b BBC Drama - Best of 2003
  51. ^ "BAFTA 2005 Nominees". http://www.bafta.org/awards/television/nominations/?year=2005. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  52. ^ "BAFTA 2006 Nominees". http://www.metro.co.uk/fame/article.html?in_article_id=47779&in_page_id=7&in_a_source=. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  53. ^ "ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards - About the awards". http://www.itv.com/Drama/copsandcrime/ITV3CrimeThrillerSeason/Abouttheawards/default.html. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
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  56. ^ a b Allen, Kate (7 September 2009). "Coben, Cole, Atkinson vie for crime awards". The Bookseller. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/96297-coben-cole-atkinson-vie-for-crime-awards.html. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 
Articles
  1. "Spooks spark" from The Northern Echo (September 2006)

External links

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British Academy Television Awards
Best Drama Series

2003
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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Spooks (2002 — present) is a BAFTA award-winning British television drama series produced by the independent production company Kudos for BBC One.^ One of the best U.K. televised dramas I have seen.
  • Rent Spooks - Complete Season 4. easyCinema Online DVD Rental 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC dvd.easycinema.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Airs on Wednesday, Friday at 9 PM on BBC1, BBC3 Spooks is a British television drama series, produced by the independent production company Kudos for BBC One .
  • Spooks - TV Show - Watch Online, Latest Season & Episodes - SideReel 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The series began in 2002, and has been one of the big dramas on the BBC in recent years.
  • Spooks « uberVU Search 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.ubervu.com [Source type: General]

.It follows the work of a group of MI5 intelligence officers based at the service's Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid.^ It follows the work of a group of MI5 intelligence officers based at the service's Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And I was thinking, ‘Did he just say action?’ So I legged it.” Fellow MI5 officer Lucas North (Richard Armitage) is watching the house from a nearby car.

^ The title derives from a popular colloquialism for spies, as the series follows the work of a group of MI5 intelligence officers at Thames House , though Freemasons' Hall in Covent Garden is used for filming.
  • Spooks.eu 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.spooks.eu [Source type: General]

Contents

Series 1

Though Shalt Not Kill [1.1]


.Harry: And now the old enemy looks like it's rearing it's ugly head and it's such a beautiful morning.^ Harry : And now the old enemy looks like it's rearing it's ugly head and it's such a beautiful morning.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The team round up three likely suspects: Yves Cuvier, a French spy; Edik Kuznetzov, a Russian; and Harry's old buddy from the American side.
  • TV Review: Spooks, BBC One, Tuesday 23 October, 9pm : TV Scoop 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.tvscoop.tv [Source type: General]

^ Boltzmann brains reared their ugly heads in the late 1990s, when astrophysicists discovered that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, rather than slowing down as most had expected.
  • Spooks in space - physics-math - 17 August 2007 - New Scientist 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.newscientist.com [Source type: News]


.Harry: You like her?^ Harry : You like her?
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Harry : Shouldn't have thought that too difficult, a dishy catch like you.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Besides if you are going to follow someone why the hell are you choosing Harry, a person that liked Jar jar binks and liked Armageddon.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Tom: Very much.^ Tom : I doubt that very much.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Tom : Very much.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Tom: A man who loves you very much.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

.Harry: Well assuming she passes vetting, might you be addressing the microscopic issue that your real name is Tom Quinn and you're a spy?^ Boss Man: Well, assuming she passes vetting, when might you be approaching the microscopic issue that your real name is Tom Quinn and you're a spy?
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Harry : Well assuming she passes vetting, might you be addressing the microscopic issue that your real name is Tom Quinn and you're a spy?
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Harry, you're right by Irie .
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Tom: When did you tell your wife you were a spook?^ See, what did I tell you?
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Did you forget your Password ?
  • "TV Series DVDs" by MacGyver: chapters.indigo.ca 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC community.indigo.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tom : When did you tell your wife you were a spook?
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.When you met, when you married?^ When you met, when you married?
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Harry: Just after we'd signed the register. .Well I like to have things on paper, don't you?^ Or don't do things like invade Iraq.
  • Obsidian Wings: Of Mercs and Spooks 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC obsidianwings.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Well I like to have things on paper, don't you?
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "Don't just say, 'You're not going out looking like a tramp.'
  • Girls' Sexy Halloween Look Spooks Some 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www2.tbo.com [Source type: News]
  • Girls' Sexy Halloween Look Spooks Some 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www2.tbo.com [Source type: News]


.Zoe: Lots of men.^ Zoe : Lots of men.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

It's always men. .Have you ever made anyone pregnant?^ Zoe: Have you ever made anyone pregnant?
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Have you ever made anyone pregnant?
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If anyone else had made Tarzan besides Disney you all would have loved it.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Danny: What's that got to do with you?
.Zoe: Didn't think so.^ Zoe : Didn't think so.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Zoe: Didn't think so.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]


.Tom: So I want happy, chatty, verbal diarrhoea.^ Tom : So I want happy, chatty, verbal diarrhoea.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Zoe's mission: bug her house and induce "happy, chatty verbal diarrhea".
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]


.Harry: Tom I'm sorry.^ Harry : Tom I'm sorry.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Mary Kane is a very hot name to drop in Washington right now, they're practically frothing at the mouth for her.^ Mary Kane is a very hot name to drop in Washington right now, they're practically frothing at the mouth for her.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ NDCW gets a name: Mary Kane.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Right now they are hanging on to their faith in him by their fingernails.
  • Daily Kos: The Spooks Aren't Gonna Let It Go Away 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.Tom: How do they know?^ Tom : How do they know?
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Tom shows the print out to Danny who expresses his opinion that Creepy!Mary knows they're onto her.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Take a look at this #39 posted by iSaidSo , May 27, 2008 11:25 AM How do we know they aren't terrorists?
  • Canadian spooks think punk band "Suicide Pilots" are terrorists - Boing Boing 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They cannot know.^ They cannot know.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Harry: The home office know.^ Harry : The home office know.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Elsewhere, there has been some ropey dialogue, epitomised by an exchange between the Home Secretary and Harry, referring to a plot to challenge the world order as we know it.
  • The Stage / TV Today / Spooks looking a bit spooked 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC blogs.thestage.co.uk [Source type: General]

And now, so do the Americans. .We're in the middle of fighting a war against terrorists and finally it looks as if we've caught one.^ We're in the middle of fighting a war against terrorists and finally it looks as if we've caught one.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you want to look at serious institutional corruption in the War on Terror, you've got to look at some spooks who've been fighting Moslem terrorists for decades now.
  • Viridian Note 00283: Geeks and Spooks 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.viridiandesign.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That is, is the United States fighting the next war or the last one?

.No wonder they're going loopy.^ No wonder they're going loopy.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ With no change in Jessicas condition, Big Mac suggests going ahead as planned with the football tournament, purely to maintain as normal a routine as they can.
  • Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: TV Pick of the Day :: Spooks 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.dailystar.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: TV Pick of the Day :: Spooks 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.dailystar.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No wonder you’re not happy with your current slate of candidates.
  • HorsesAss.Org » Blog Archive » Richard Pope spooks the King County Republicans 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC horsesass.org [Source type: Original source]


.Malcolm: I have a camp bed.^ Malcolm : Oh, well, I have a camp bed.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Malcolm : I have a camp bed.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A spook, who's cute only because he's dorky and is named Malcolm, stops Zoe and nervously exclaims: Malcolm: I have a camp bed.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

.I heard you were looking for somewhere to sleep.^ Malcolm: I heard you were looking for somewhere to sleep in town.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I heard you were looking for somewhere to sleep.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

In town.
Zoe: To..to rent? .A room, preferably, Malcolm.^ A room, preferably, Malcolm.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Malcolm: Oh, well, I have a camp bed.^ Malcolm : Oh, well, I have a camp bed.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Well, I have a camp bed.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Malcolm : I have a camp bed.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Danny [To Zoe]: Don't burn your bridges.^ Danny [To Zoe] : Don't burn your bridges.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Mary Kane: My conscience is clear.^ Mary Kane : My conscience is clear.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Tom: I doubt that very much.^ Tom : I doubt that very much.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Tom : Very much.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Tom: A man who loves you very much.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]


Looking After Our Own [1.2]


.Tom: I'll need a wife, of course.^ Tom : I'll need a wife, of course.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Harry: Shouldn't have thought that too difficult, a dishy catch like you.^ Harry : Shouldn't have thought that too difficult, a dishy catch like you.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Harry : You like her?
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Dorothy watches the Wicked Witch melt ] Wicked Witch : Who ever thought a little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?


.Harry: You're a little shite, Derek.^ Harry : You're a little shite, Derek.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Harry, you're right by Irie .
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Harry : Well assuming she passes vetting, might you be addressing the microscopic issue that your real name is Tom Quinn and you're a spy?
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Have I ever told you that?
.Derek Morris: You've implied it enough times.^ Derek Morris : You've implied it enough times.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It pulls the viewer in, and there's enough original material that many times you can't "skip ahead" to the fourth act in your mind.
  • "Spooks" (2002) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Deep Canvas is another technique just like a crane shot or panning, when's the last time you've criticized one of these?
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Take a chill pill, Harry.^ Take a chill pill, Harry.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Tom: What we need is good old-fashioned human intelligence.^ Tom : What we need is good old-fashioned human intelligence.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The greater good is worthy of a few sacrificed lives and, in the words of the old utilitarian mantra, The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one.
  • bethinking.org - Culture + Worldview - Spooks 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sit back in your easy chair with a roaring fire and have some egg nog and Enjoy a good old fashioned Christmas Variety Show.

.Danny: You won't find any of that in here.^ Danny : You won't find any of that in here.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You won't find consciousness in the brain .
  • Spooks in space - physics-math - 17 August 2007 - New Scientist 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.newscientist.com [Source type: News]

^ Here you will find the lowest prices possible on all types of DVDs both Adult and Non Adult.
  • DVD for Wholesale - Buy Cheap Tv Show DVD Box Set - Online Shop 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.storeofeast.com [Source type: General]

.Tom: You'd be surprised.^ Tom : You'd be surprised.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Danny: I've always said, never trust what anyone tells you, especially if you're paying.^ Great price and for anyone never to have seen it before - it doesnt matter if you like Mi5/Mi6 you will see some relevance in it.
  • http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/115472/Spooks-Series-1/Product.html 23 September 2009 2:45 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ I read it and it was very good, especially if you've been to Louisiana.
  • Shanna's Journal - The Fall TV Season 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC shanna-s.livejournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You never know who's going to die, or leave, or suffer abominable torture (comfy chair, anyone?
  • TV Scoop: Set The Video: Spooks (Series 7), BBC One, Monday 27 October, 9pm 23 September 2009 2:45 UTC www.tvscoop.tv [Source type: General]

.Tom: Fair enough.^ Tom : Fair enough.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Nice jacket, by the way.^ Nice jacket, by the way.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Danny: Thanks.

.Helen Flynn: Most men don't need two hours in the bathroom, Danny.^ Helen Flynn : Most men don't need two hours in the bathroom, Danny.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Helen Flynn's death by deep fat fryer has been named the most shocking in Spooks 's history.
  • Spooks News - Topix 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

.I know it's hard to believe.^ I know it's hard to believe.
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Harry: The couple who run the computer classes, are they removable?^ Harry : The couple who run the computer classes, are they removable?
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They must inform Harry, who is appalled to learn of this "conspiracy, in the darker corners of Government" and their crass intention to "modernise the intelligence services".
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

[pause] In a nice way.

One Last Dance[1.3]

Traitor's Gate[1.4]

The Rose Bed Memoirs[1.5]

Mean, Dirty, Nasty[1.6]

Series 2

Legitimate Targets[2.1]

Nest of Angels[2.2]

Spiders[2.3]

Blood & Money[2.4]

I Spy Apocalypse[2.5]

Without Incident[2.6]

Clean Skin[2.7]

Strike Force[2.8]

The Seventh Division[2.9]

Smoke and Mirrors[2.10]

Series 3

Project Friendly Fire [3.1]


.Oliver Mace: The whole culture of Thames House is rotten so we are...^ Oliver Mace : The whole culture of Thames House is rotten so we are...
  • Spooks - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ruth dismisses the idea, but the following day Angela walks onto the Grid carrying a bomb big enough to explode the whole of Thames House.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

cleaning out the stables.

.Danny Hunter: [to Oliver Mace] You've got some kind of hidden agenda here..^ Halloween is just around the corner and to get you in the spirit of the holiday we've got some special treats for you!
  • Spooks & Scarecrows Event - Lineage II Forums 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC boards.lineage2.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And, for those of you who are still reading, and have not just left this already to check for any new rooms, “?” has hidden some more mysterious items!
  • Housing boom spooks “?” « Pet Society’s Blog 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC blog.petsociety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm not sure about this, but I think you've misunderstood me a little here.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Harry Pearce: [arriving in doorway] If there is to be an agenda, it will be mine. Oliver, we speak now. .Or must I embarrass you before junior personnel?^ By the way, did I ever tell you that you are an insignificant piece of shit who more often than not must be remanded to wipe his ass after shitting rather than before?
  • HorsesAss.Org » Blog Archive » Richard Pope spooks the King County Republicans 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC horsesass.org [Source type: Original source]


.Oliver Mace: There’s a serious threat to national security here, I can’t keep to the niceties.^ That's because there was a clear threat to the nation.
  • Obsidian Wings: Of Mercs and Spooks 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC obsidianwings.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "We concluded that many of the problems we identified constituted serious misuse of the FBI's national security letter authorities," Inspector General Glenn A. Fine said in the report.
  • Spooks and Spies Page of Roger J. Wendell 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.rogerwendell.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is too much information to be concerned about anything else besides national security.
  • Wiretap Mystery: Spooks React | Defense Tech 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC defensetech.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Harry Pearce: I like the niceties, they protect us from tyranny.^ But the odds of finding that out as far as the CIA coming forth and detailing it, we are not likely to hear that because they have to protect the sources and methods.
  • Daily Kos: The Spooks Aren't Gonna Let It Go Away 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.Oliver Mace: The moral high ground is a bit of a sand bank for you, Harry, the tide is coming in.^ Harry, Adam and new recruit Zaf are attempting to keep morale high when London is hit by a series of terrorist attacks.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

^ Harry is appalled but can't argue with Oliver Mace who tells him the Government is backing B's request.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

^ When Harry receives a photo which shows Oliver Mace talking to the head of a Pakistani terror group a couple of years ago, MI5 are worried.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]


.Harry Pearce: Everyone, I'd like to introduce you to your vagrant...^ I'd just like to remind everyone that these are really children's movies, and be glad you can enjoy them at all, 'cause your kids/siblings COULD prefer Barney, and then where would you be?
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Friendship is like peeing yourself: Everyone can see it, but only you feel it's warmth.
  • Spooks & Scarecrows Event - Lineage II Forums 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC boards.lineage2.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Finally, anything else you’d like to tell us before your featured reading?

Adam Carter: Alright, how you doing?
.Harry Pearce: This is Adam Carter, I’ve bulldozed a few rules and seconded Adam from Six to help us sort out this mess.^ As you can tell, i did not like this series and this show is now a elaborate joke...Adam Carter is a wonderful character but this series has damaged him, and Harry Pearce seems to ignore everything that happens on the grid.
  • http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/3513383/Spooks-Series-6/Product.html 23 September 2009 2:45 UTC www.play.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Any advice you’ve been given as a writer that’s either very good, or very out there that you would like to share with us?

^ And as Harry helpfully pointed out, Adam had about 10 hours of normal operation remaining before succumbing to the virus himself.
  • TV Review: Spooks, BBC One, Tuesday 23 October, 9pm : TV Scoop 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.tvscoop.tv [Source type: General]

.Adam Carter: Yeah, well, uh we’ve got one hell of a situation here but there’s a neat way to get the gremlins off our backs.^ He's listed in IMDB as the new lead for Spooks, coming in to replace the current one (Adam Carter is cracking up, woo hoo!
  • Spooks: Code 9 | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ REGGIE: Well, is there one that stands out?
  • Acclimated Spooks, Light & Power - Home of Mr. Ping’s Almanac of the Twisted & Weird 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.acclimatedspooks.com [Source type: General]

^ New to blogging, but isn't there any way to transport news from here to newspapers?
  • Daily Kos: The Spooks Aren't Gonna Let It Go Away 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.Zoe Reynolds: Oh yeah?^ Zoe: Oh yeah.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

What’s that?
Adam Carter: We prove Tom Quinn was innocent
Danny Hunter: Yes!
.Adam Carter: I'm sorry about this but it looks like we're in for an all-nighter.^ Why all the hoopla about Tarzan and Iron Giant (yeah i'll see em'), but like nothing on this animated masterpeice??
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Spook5: We're all pretty bad, but we think bad is good, it all depends on which side you're looking at.
  • Interview: the Spooks - Listen.com 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC blog.listen.com [Source type: General]

^ It's alarming when our Congress does dumb things and our institutions look like they're caught all flat-footed, but you know, we don't have some extra, better Congress stashed away in an attic; this is Washington, and this is it.
  • Viridian Note 00283: Geeks and Spooks 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.viridiandesign.org [Source type: Original source]

We're going to need a heap of sandwiches, coffee, tea-
Sam Buxton: I'll get that... I mean... I don't have to, I don't get the tea usually.
Adam Carter: Thanks Sam. [stops her] .Oh, you're not still bugged are you?^ You know they're going to bug it, because they know the first thing you're going to do when you leave the place is call Creepy!Mary.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't even have BBC America, so I'll probably never have any idea what you're talking about, but still.
  • Spooks: Code 9 | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you can’t imagine a dead guy or horror story after watching the local Fox affiliate, I’ll want to check and see if you’re still breathing.

Sam Buxton: What? [Adam smiles in amusement] Ohhh! No.

[while discussing Tom's shooting of Harry to escape being arrested for treason]
.Adam Carter: What about you Harry, if you'd have been in Tom's position, would you have shot you?^ I have to agree with Sketcher's comments regarding the fact that if Tarzan had of come from another studio such as Dreamworks, Harry and you all would have been drooling all over it.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many of you ask Carlotta, “Carlotta, how would you know so much about love?
  • Acclimated Spooks, Light & Power - Home of Mr. Ping’s Almanac of the Twisted & Weird 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.acclimatedspooks.com [Source type: General]

^ Harry, when some time ago, you were saying that you loved sooooooooooo much about the movie, that the story was soooooooooo strong, that we were going to be gaga over that movie.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


[after Danny asks him if he has a plan for proving Tom innocent]
Adam Carter: I did something once, when I was stationed in Damascus. .I made up a story to discredit a high-ranking intelligence officer from the Syrian Secret Service.^ A former Canadian secret service employee says the service routinely received communications concerning environmental protests by Greenpeace vessels on the high seas [12].

^ A FORMER KGB agent and an ex-MI5 officer are the advisers for a new TV drama series on the secret service.
  • Welcome to hughlaurie.net 23 September 2009 2:45 UTC www.hughlaurie.net [Source type: General]

.The guy was a torturer, real pig, who was about to find out that his wife was an agent I was running.^ Every time the Mouse is about to slide out of copyright, Disney runs back to hustle Congress and pump some more air into his mummy.
  • Viridian Note 00283: Geeks and Spooks 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.viridiandesign.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Adam realises there's a mole on the Grid but with Zaf kidnapped and the next bomb still ticking down, they don't have time to find out who it is.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

^ Because at its heart it points out that the issue really isn't about ideology.
  • Daily Kos: The Spooks Aren't Gonna Let It Go Away 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.I had to stop him so I put it about that the pig was not a pig but a mole, working for the Israeli Secret Service and do you know what?^ And Axel’s first question to him when he arrives, not knowing who he is or what he’s done, is, “Are you a bad guy or a good guy?” .

^ Not about sponges, but I know the feeling you're trying to describe.
  • What Spooks You? 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.fitsugar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well, you know, we spooks were supposed to worry a lot about Cuba, so we had some spare Cubans around!
  • Viridian Note 00283: Geeks and Spooks 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.viridiandesign.org [Source type: Original source]

Turned out to be true.
Danny Hunter: What happened?
Adam Carter: The Syrians angered, Israelis went ape of course...
Danny Hunter: What about the agent?
Adam Carter: I married her. [laughs] You'll meet her, she's gorgeous. .Don't plan too much Danny, let things just...^ Never dressed up much either, just not the thing I do.
  • Sweets & Spooks | Janeblog 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC janeporter.com [Source type: General]

crinkle out.

.Hugo: You sure you ought to be out of hospital?^ We started the Monday night line up of Black Cat Lounge and Lights Out and Us make sure you Listen to them all.

^ You left out a zero Posted by: hurricane hugo .
  • How the Spooks Took over the News | Media and Technology | AlterNet 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Harry Pearce: Oh, do shut up Hugo and just tell me what's going on.^ Oh, sod it, Harry's turned up.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Episode Four (20/304) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Dear: Oh, shut up.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Episode Four (20/304) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When they wake up, Tom has gone, so they rush back to the office and tell Harry everything.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

Hugo: There's a conspiracy, in the darker corners of the element
Harry Pearce: Oh my prophetic soul...

.Hugo: You'll not stop these people Harry, they'll crucify you.^ These people who normally meet me whenever I am an alien, they don't need to know my nationality, my home address or my shoe size.
  • Viridian Note 00283: Geeks and Spooks 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.viridiandesign.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They'll shoot you for your shoelaces, much less your Pentium.
  • Viridian Note 00283: Geeks and Spooks 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.viridiandesign.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you can watch even five minutes without being hyper aware that these people are acting then you have far better abilities to suspend disbelief than I do.
  • Spooks: Code 9 | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Harry Pearce: Crucifixion it is then.

[talking to Tom over the phone]
Harry Pearce: Meet me...
Tom Quinn: No I can't.
Harry Pearce: Why not?
.Tom Quinn: Because I don't think you believe me, Harry.^ Boss Man: Well, assuming she passes vetting, when might you be approaching the microscopic issue that your real name is Tom Quinn and you're a spy?
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Series 3 Project Friendly Fire - Tom Quinn has been accused of assassinating the Chief of The Defence Staff, is guilty of shooting his superior Harry Pearce and has disappeared.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

^ I was less pleased with "Persuasion," but it's probably because I thought the version with Amanda Root was just perfect; I don't think another could compare with it.
  • Jane Austen Series on PBS Masterpiece - Harry Potter discussion forum for movies, books, and more! - The Leaky Lounge 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.leakylounge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I don't think you trust me...^ I don't think you can away with sh*t like that if you're US uniformed military.
  • Obsidian Wings: Of Mercs and Spooks 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC obsidianwings.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why don't you people think for yourselves?
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Harry Pearce: Now why would that be?^ And now there's only just Ruth (and Harry, of course) - I think this is why we're seeing more of the Home Sec.
  • RE: Spooks Season 7 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.empireonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Could it be anything to do with the memory of you holding a shotgun to my face?^ First of all, TARZAN could be nominated for the Phil Collins song, "You'll Be In My Heart" what song will SW1 be nominated for?
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Harry Pearce: That is a totally illegal, madcap scheme. I like it.

[about a woman the team is trying to lift]
Oliver Mace: The woman is to be returned to immigration, immediately.
Harry Pearce: Oh dear, we've lost her, whoops.

[team is in van on way to location]
Harry Pearce: What are you doing?
Danny Hunter: Texting Tom.
.Harry Pearce: Don't send that, I don't want him here.^ Harry sends him to the secret service psychiatric hospital.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

^ Adam wants to take Danny on op, but Harry tells him to take Zoe instead, apparently to keep Danny's presence in the campaign office.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Episode Four (20/304) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

[van goes over speed bump in road, phone beeps 'message sent' tone]
Danny Hunter: Aww damn.
Harry Pearce: What?
Danny Hunter: It went... when we bumped.

[Tom is let into van where team is]
Adam Carter: [introducing self] Adam Carter, I've been brought in as a kind of fire engine around here.
.Tom Quinn: [looks at him disdainfully] Right.^ When Harry's contacted by Tom Quinn he tells him that MI5's only hope of survival is to prove that Tom was innocent.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

^ I think it's supposed to be dramatic, but I'm just wondering if Tom might really be the one who's the vampire because I can't figure out if we're looking at him, or his reflection.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]


[About who should go to question their target]
Tom Quinn: This is our last chance, we need her story to clear me.
Adam Carter: I should do it.
.Tom Quinn : [angrily] Who the hell do you think you are?^ Boss Man: Well, assuming she passes vetting, when might you be approaching the microscopic issue that your real name is Tom Quinn and you're a spy?
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Tom: A man who loves you very much.
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Relationships (01/101) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I think that you could have said something like..."There are those who would say that, Larry is over-reacting.
  • Daily Kos: The Spooks Aren't Gonna Let It Go Away 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.Adam Carter: Actually, mate, I'm an officer who didn't get suckered by an American con artist.^ Secretly liaising with Adam, both investigations lead them to Pollard, an American mercenary working on behalf of big businesses in the USA, businesses who will profit from another war.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]


[About questioning their target]
.Tom Quinn: Harry it's my right to do this!^ Series 3 Project Friendly Fire - Tom Quinn has been accused of assassinating the Chief of The Defence Staff, is guilty of shooting his superior Harry Pearce and has disappeared.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

^ When Harry's contacted by Tom Quinn he tells him that MI5's only hope of survival is to prove that Tom was innocent.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

.Adam Carter: You're too involved mate, you'll blow it.^ But when you're running around in neutral third countries with crack teams of armed super-agents blowing people away, stuff like this happens.
  • Viridian Note 00283: Geeks and Spooks 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.viridiandesign.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't even have BBC America, so I'll probably never have any idea what you're talking about, but still.
  • Spooks: Code 9 | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you can’t imagine a dead guy or horror story after watching the local Fox affiliate, I’ll want to check and see if you’re still breathing.

Harry Pearce: Alright Adam, it's you.
.Tom Quinn: Come on Harry!^ Series 3 Project Friendly Fire - Tom Quinn has been accused of assassinating the Chief of The Defence Staff, is guilty of shooting his superior Harry Pearce and has disappeared.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

^ When Harry's contacted by Tom Quinn he tells him that MI5's only hope of survival is to prove that Tom was innocent.
  • MI-5: Volumes 1-5 Savings Set - DVD - Action Adventure 15 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bbcamericashop.com [Source type: General]

Come on!
Harry Pearce: I've given an order
Tom Quinn: I'm going in!
Harry Pearce: [firmly] You are not!
Tom Quinn: [upset, looks at Adam] You've got my life
.Harry Pearce: [leaving] It's not about your life is it.^ Harry- I completely agree with your comments about the disparity of style between the characters & the backgrounds.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[Tom and Adam stand looking at each other silently]
.Adam Carter: [smiling, pats him on shoulder]...don't worry!^ Now I don't have to worry about him dumping Ruth to go back to his wife (fic, people).
  • Whoosh! Episode Guide: SPOOKS (MI-5): Episode Four (20/304) 10 January 2010 15:13 UTC www.whoosh.org [Source type: Original source]

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