Spooks

'Spooks' is a BBC1 drama, which revolves around MI-5. The series began in 2002, and has been one of the big dramas on the BBC in recent years. In the US, the series is broadcast under the title 'MI-5'.

 

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Spooks Series 9 (2010) Series Summary

The series where Lucas North (Richard Armitage) turns out to have a very dark past indeed, and he encounters an old, unwelcome acquaintance, Michael.

Spooks Series 8 (2009) Episode Summaries

Spooks Series 8 Main Cast List

  • Peter Firth as Harry Pearce

  • Robert Glenister as Home Secretary

  • Hermione Norris as Ros Myers

  • Richard Armitage as Lucas North

  • Genevieve O'Reilly as Sarah Caulfield

  • Miranda Raison as Jo Portman

  • Nicola Walker as Ruth Evershed

Episode 1 (BBC1, November 4th)

The eighth series of 'Spooks' saw a very powerful start. It's when the BBC puts on drama of this high quality that you despair at the money they waste on dreadful, mostly distasteful, food programmes.

Harry (Peter Firth) is kidnapped, and footage shows his 'death', but the team realise he's still alive. What follows is chilling stuff, and people Harry cares about are used to try and make him divulge a secret which may save a few people, but kill thousands.

Episode 2 (BBC3, November 6th; BBC1, November 11th)

Britain's energy crisis is desperate, and the dilemma is whether to deal with an evil politician from East - in return for an end to that energy crisis. An episode which seems prescient, considering the way a lot of European countries are now beholden to others for their energy.

Episode 3 (BBC3, November 13th; BBC1, November 18th)

A tragic end to the third episode, as an anti-globalisation group take a group of the world's richest men hostage - and begin to put them on trial on the internet. The net audience have the power to decide whether the magnates live or die. Ros (Hermione Norris) ends up as one of the hostages, and, as she tries to do the right thing, new problems emerge...

Episode 4 (BBC3, November 20th; BBC1, November 25th)

Lucas goes off the rails as he finds his girlfriend is not just looking for love, and he is haunted by an unpleasant visitor from his past, who seems to be intent on tormenting him further, until, right at the end, he gives Lucas some intriguing information. The ending is unexpected and shocking.

Episode 5 (BBC3, November 27th; BBC1, December 2nd)

Ros is in Emma Peel mode, as a guy she once looked up to has a few surprises in store for her. Lucas, meanwhile, is finding surprises of his own.

Episode 6 (BBC3, December 4th; BBC1, December 9th)

This episode makes recent UK bank scandals seem like very small beer, and no-one is untouched as things get very vicious and messy indeed - especially involving Lucas.

Episode 7 (BBC3, December 11th; BBC1, December 16th)

A brilliant, highly emotional episode involving Muslim/Hindu, Pakistan/India tensions being exploited. The Spooks team have a boy in the camp of a Muslim group about to commit a terrorist act, and the twists and turns make for excellent drama.

Episode 8 (BBC1, December 23rd)

Ros and Lucas are in a race against time to prevent an India-Pakistan nuclear war! A literally explosive ending, with possibly tragic consequences...

It has been confirmed that filming for the ninth series of 'Spooks' will begin in February 2010.

- Paul Rance/booksmusicfilmstv.com.


Spooks Main Cast List

Peter Firth as Harry Pearce
Hugh Simon as Malcolm Wynn-Jones
Rupert Penry-Jones as Adam Carter
Nicola Walker as Ruth Evershed
Miranda Raison as Jo Portman
Rory MacGregor as Colin Wells
David Oyelowo as Danny Hunter
Hermione Norris as Ros Myers
Keeley Hawes as Zoe Reynolds
Raza Jaffrey as Zafar Younis
Shauna Macdonald as Sam Buxton
Matthew Macfadyen as Tom Quinn
Gemma Jones as Connie James
Anna Chancellor as Juliet Shaw
James Dicker as Wesley Carter
Alex Lanipekun as Ben Kaplan
Olga Sosnovska as Fiona Carter
Megan Dodds as Christine Dale
Matthew Marsh as Bob Hogan
Richard Armitage as Lucas North
Esther Hall as Ellie Simm
Jenny Agutter as Tessa Phillips
Heather Cave as Maisie Simm
Simon Abkarian as Dariush Bakhshi
Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Jenny
Robert Glenister as Home Secretary
Agni Scott as Ana Bakhshi
Graeme Mearns as Jed Kelley
Richard Harrington as Will North
James Laurenson as Sholto
Natasha Little as Vicki Westbrook
Claire Cox as Magritte
Enzo Cilenti as Carlo Franceschini
Tim McInnerny as Oliver Mace
Gus Gallagher as Boscard
Richard Johnson as Bernard Qualtrough
Debra Gillett as Debra Langham
Paloma Baeza as Elizaveta Starkova
Jeremy Thompson as Sky Newsreader
Chris Wilson as Ambulance Paramedic
Robert East as Richard Dolby

 

Spooks Episode List

 

Series 1 (2002)

#
Title
Writer
Director
Original BBC One Airdate
01
Thou Shalt Not Kill
David Wolstencroft
Bharat Nalluri
13 May 2002 (2002-05-13)
02
Looking After Our Own
David Wolstencroft
Bharat Nalluri
20 May 2002 (2002-05-20)
03
One Last Dance
Simon Mirren
Rob Bailey
27 May 2002 (2002-05-27)
04
Traitor's Gate
Howard Brenton
Rob Bailey
4 June 2002 (2002-06-04)
05
The Rose Bed Memoirs
Howard Brenton
Andy Wilson
10 June 2002 (2002-06-10)
06
The Lesser Of Two Evils
David Wolstencroft and Howard Brenton
Andy Wilson
17 June 2002 (2002-06-17)

Series 2 (2003)

#
Title
Writer
Director
Original BBC One Airdate
07
Legitimate Targets
David Wolstencroft
Bharat Nalluri
2 June 2003 (2003-06-02)
08
Nest Of Angels
Howard Brenton
Bharat Nalluri
9 June 2003 (2003-06-09)
09
Spiders
Matthew Graham
Rob Bailey
16 June 2003 (2003-06-16)
10
Blood & Money
Howard Brenton
Rob Bailey
23 June 2003 (2003-06-23)
11
I Spy Apocalypse
Howard Brenton
Justin Chadwick
7 July 2003 (2003-07-07)
12
Without Incident
David Wolstencroft
Justin Chadwick
14 July 2003 (2003-07-14)
13
Clean Skin
Simon Mirren
Ciaran Donnelly
21 July 2003 (2003-07-21)
14
Strike Force
Steve Bailie
Ciaran Donnelly
28 July 2003 (2003-07-28)
15
The Seventh Division
Ben Richards
Sam Miller
4 August 2003 (2003-08-04)
16
Smoke And Mirrors
Howard Brenton
Sam Miller
11 August 2003 (2003-08-11)

Series 3 (2004)

#
Title
Writer
Director
Original BBC One Airdate
17
Project Friendly Fire
Howard Brenton
Jonny Campbell
11 October 2004 (2004-10-11)
18
The Sleeper
Howard Brenton
Jonny Campbell
18 October 2004 (2004-10-18)
19
Who Guards The Guards?
Rupert Walters and Howard Brenton
Cilla Ware
25 October 2004 (2004-10-25)
20
A Prayer For My Daughter
Ben Richards
Cilla Ware
1 November 2004 (2004-11-01)
21
Love And Death
David Wolstencroft
Justin Chadwick
8 November 2004 (2004-11-08)
22
Persephone
Ben Richards
Justin Chadwick
15 November 2004 (2004-11-15)
23
Outsiders
Raymond Khoury
Bill Anderson
22 November 2004 (2004-11-22)
24
Celebrity
Howard Brenton
Bill Anderson
29 November 2004 (2004-11-29)
25
Frequently Asked Questions
Rupert Walters
Alrick Riley
6 December 2004 (2004-12-06)
26
The Suffering Of Strangers
Ben Richards
Alrick Riley
13 December 2004 (2004-12-13)

Series 4 (2005)

#
Title
Writer
Director
Original BBC One Airdate
27
The Special: Part I
Ben Richards
Antonia Bird
12 September 2005 (2005-09-12)
28
The Special: Part II
Ben Richards
Antonia Bird
13 September 2005 (2005-09-13)
29
Divided They Fall
Ben Richards
Alrick Riley
22 September 2005 (2005-09-22)
30
Road Trip
Howard Brenton
Alrick Riley
29 September 2005 (2005-09-29)
31
The Book
Raymond Khoury
Jeremy Lovering
6 October 2005 (2005-10-06)
32
The Innocent
David Farr
Jeremy Lovering
13 October 2005 (2005-10-13)
33
Syria
Raymond Khoury
Omar Madha
20 October 2005 (2005-10-20)
34
The Russian
Howard Brenton
Omar Madha
27 October 2005 (2005-10-27)
35
The Sting
Rupert Walters
Julian Simpson
3 November 2005 (2005-11-03)
36
Diana
Howard Brenton
Julian Simpson
10 November 2005 (2005-11-10)

Series 5 (2006)

#
Title
Writer
Director
Original BBC One Airdate
37
Gas And Oil, Part One
Ben Richards
Omar Madha
17 September 2006 (2006-09-17)
38
Gas And Oil, Part Two
Ben Richards
Omar Madha
18 September 2006 (2006-09-18)
39
The Cell
Ben Richards
Julian Simpson
25 September 2006 (2006-09-25)
40
World Trade
David Farr
Kenny Glenaan
2 October 2006 (2006-10-02)
41
The Message
Zinnie Harris
Kenny Glenaan
9 October 2006 (2006-10-09)
42
Hostage Takers, Part One
Raymond Khoury
Andy Hay
16 October 2006 (2006-10-16)
43
Hostage Takers, Part Two
Raymond Khoury
Andy Hay
23 October 2006 (2006-10-23)
44
Agenda
Julian Simpson
Julian Simpson
30 October 2006 (2006-10-30)
45
The Criminal
Neil Cross
Julian Holmes
6 November 2006 (2006-11-06)
46
Aftermath
David Farr
Julian Holmes
13 November 2006 (2006-11-13)

Series 6 (2007)

#
Title
Writer
Director
Original BBC One Airdate
47
The Virus, Part One
Neil Cross
Omar Madha
16 October 2007 (2007-10-16)
48
The Virus, Part Two
Neil Cross
Omar Madha
23 October 2007 (2007-10-23)
49
The Kidnap
Rupert Walters
Charles Beeson
30 October 2007 (2007-10-30)
50
The Extremist
David Farr
Charles Beeson
6 November 2007 (2007-11-06)
51
The Deal
Zinnie Harris
Brendan Maher
13 November 2007 (2007-11-13)
52
The Courier
George Tiffin
Brendan Maher
20 November 2007 (2007-11-20)
53
Broadcast
David Farr
Stefan Schwartz
27 November 2007 (2007-11-27)
54
Infiltration
Neil Cross
Stefan Schwartz
4 December 2007 (2007-12-04)
55
Isolated
Neil Cross
Alrick Riley
11 December 2007 (2007-12-11)
56
The School
Ben Richards
Alrick Riley
18 December 2007 (2007-12-18)

Series 7 (2008)

#
Title
Writer
Director
Original BBC One Airdate
57
New Allegiances
Neil Cross and Ben Richards
Colm McCarthy
27 October 2008 (2008-10-27)
58
Split Loyalties
Neil Cross and Ben Richards
Colm McCarthy
28 October 2008 (2008-10-28)
59
The Tip-Off
Russell Lewis and Ben Richards
Peter Hoar
3 November 2008 (2008-11-03)
60
A Chance For Peace
Richard McBrien
Peter Hoar
10 November 2008 (2008-11-10)
61
On The Brink
Christian Spurrier
Edward Hall
17 November 2008 (2008-11-17)
62
Accidental Discovery
David Farr
Edward Hall
24 November 2008 (2008-11-24)
63
The Mole
James Moran and Christian Spurrier
Sam Miller
1 December 2008 (2008-12-01)
64
Nuclear Strike
Neil Cross
Sam Miller
8 December 2008 (2008-12-08)

Series 8 (2009)

#
Title
Writer
Director
Original BBC One Airdate
65
Episode 1
Ben Richards
Alrick Riley
4 November 2009 (2009-11-04)
65
Episode 2
Ben Richards
Alrick Riley
11 November 2009 (2009-11-11)
66
Episode 3
Christian Spurrier and Sean Reilly
Sam Miller
18 November 2009 (2009-11-18)
67
Episode 4
David Farr
Sam Miller
25 November 2009 (2009-11-25)
68
Episode 5
Richard McBrien
Alrick Riley
2 December 2009 (2009-12-2)
69
Episode 6
Dennis Kelly
Edward Hall
9 December 2009 (2009-12-9)
70
Episode 7
James Dormer
Edward Hall
16 December 2009 (2009-12-16)
71
Episode 8
Ben Richards
Alrick Riley
23 December 2009 (2009-12-23)

Series 9 (2010)

#
Title
Writer
Director
Original BBC One Airdate
72
Episode 1
Jonathan Brackley & Sam Vincent
Paul Whittington
20 September 2010 (2010-09-20)
73
Episode 2
David Farr
Michael Caton-Jones
27 September 2010 (2010-09-27)
74
Episode 3
Richard McBrien
Michael Caton-Jones
4 October 2010 (2010-10-04)
75
Episode 4
Jonathan Brackley & Sam Vincent
Paul Whittington
11 October 2010 (2010-10-11)
76
Episode 5
Jonathan Brackly & Sam Vincent & Oliver Brown
Julian Holmes
18 October 2010 (2010-10-18)

 

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