Spooks

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Spooks
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Premiere May 13, 2003
Finale October 23, 2011
Creator David Wolstencroft
Network/Provider BBC One (Season 1-8)
BBC Three (Season 9-10)
Style 60-minute espionage drama
Company Kudos Film and Television
Seasons 10
Episodes 86
Origin UK
Official Site BBC

Spooks is a glamourised but gritty dramatization of life inside a fictional department of the United Kingdom's Special Intelligence Service, also known as MI-5. The team, operating from 'The Grid' in Thames House, London, have to deal with terrorist bomb threats, hostage takers, hackers and political corruption, as well as internal moles and inter-departmental rivalry. Its stories often have an eerie resonance with real life events.

In the US it is aired as MI-5 due to worries about the word Spooks being misinterpreted as a racial slur.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Matthew MacFadyen Tom Quinn * * *
Keeley Hawes Zoe Reynolds * * *
David Oyelowo Danny Hunter * * *
Peter Firth Harry Pearce * * * * * * * * *
Nicola Walker Ruth Evershed * * * * * * *
Hugh Simon Malcolm Wynn-Jones * * * * * * * *
Rory Macgregor Colin Wells * * * * *
Shauna MacDonald Sam Buxton * * *
Megan Dodds Christine Dale * * o
Jenny Agutter Tessa Phillips * *
Natasha Little Vicki Westbrook * *
Enzo Cilenti Carlo *
Rupert Penry-Jones Adam Carter * * * * o
Olga Sosnovska Fiona Carter * *
Anna Chancellor Juliet Shaw * *
Raza Jaffrey Zafar Younis * * *
Miranda Raison Jo Portman * * * * *
James Dicker Wesley Carter o *
Hermione Norris Ros Myers * * * *
Gugu Mbatha-Raw Jenny *
Gemma Jones Connie James * *
Alex Lanipekun Ben Kaplan * * *
Richard Armitage Lucas North * * *
Genevieve O'Reilly Sarah Caulfield *
Robert Glenister The Rt Hon Nicholas Blake MP o o o *
Shazad Latif Tariq Masood *
Sophia Myles Beth Bailey *
Max Brown Dimitri Levendis *
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
BBC One
Season One May 13, 2002 June 17, 2002 6
Season Two June 2, 2003 August 11, 2003 10
Season Three October 11, 2004 December 13, 2004 10
Season Four September 12, 2005 November 3, 2005 10
Season Five September 17, 2006 November 13, 2006 10
Season Six October 16, 2007 December 11, 2007 10
Season Seven October 27, 2008 December 8, 2008 8
Season Eight November 4, 2009 December 24, 2009 8
BBC Three
Season Nine September 20, 2010 November 8, 2010 8
Season Ten September 18, 2011 October 23, 2011 6

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
MI-5: Volume 1 January 13, 2004 purchase 3
MI-5: Volume 2 January 11, 2005 purchase 5
MI-5: Volume 3 January 31, 2006 purchase 5
MI-5: Volume 4 January 9, 2007 purchase 5
MI-5: Volume 5 January 8, 2008 purchase 5
MI-5: Volume 6 January 20, 2009 purchase 5
MI-5: Volume 7 January 26, 2010 purchase 5

External Sites