"[44] Dennis Landmann of MovieFreak rated the series eight out of ten, calling it "thrilling, dramatic, and fast", while "much more concise" than many American series. [52] The first series was also nominated for three Royal Television Society Awards, including Drama Series, although it lost out to Clocking Off. Gerard O'Donovan of The Telegraph thought that the series "proved thoroughly entertaining", and praised Wolstencroft's writing, which O'Donovan felt was "confident enough to be playful with its subject – especially regarding Britain's poor-relation relationship with America." Esther Hall plays Tom's girlfriend and restaurant owner Ellie Simm, while Heather Cave plays her eight-year-old daughter, Maisie. [36] Although the series won its timeslot again in the third episode, "One Last Dance" faced competition from The Kumars at No. [53] In the Craft awards, Julian Slater, Nigel Heath, Michael Fentum and Dan Morgan were nominated in Best Sound in Drama. [23] The sources also advised the producers how to tail targets without being spotted. Stephen Garrett - Executive Producer Gareth Neame - Executive Producer David Wolstencroft - Creator 6. [20] Brenton and Wolstencroft collaborated to write "Lesser of Two Evils" due to timing constraints. A third series of ten episodes was transmitted on BBC One in the autumn of 2004 and concluded on 13 December. Spooks - Series 1: Episode 3. Natasha Little (Vicki Westbrook) According to Wolstencroft, Nalluri "directs as I see. Howard Brenton wrote the last three episodes, co-writing the finale with Wolstencroft. The producers agreed that adding credits would be a waste of time, and that the viewers would pay no attention to them. 6, Jenny Agutter (Tessa Phillips) A former army officer who heads Section B. Stephen Garrett - Executive Producer MI-5 is having a particularly busy day. Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, David Oyelowo, Peter Firth, Jenny Agutter, Lisa Faulkner, Esther Hall, Heather Cave, Hugh Simon and Greame Mearns are listed as the main cast. There are also deleted scenes, image galleries, an explained list of MI5 terms, series credits (Spooks is a programme that does not include credits in its episodes), and scripts of the episodes, the latter of which are found on DVD-ROM. Despite his status as a former Buffy regular, Head still had to earn the role from his audition. [Spooks] is its own beast altogether: a smart, thrilling series that pulls no punches and maintains a consistent level of quality and intelligence throughout its running time. [32] The first series was later repeated on BBC America, alongside the second series starting in June 2007. Alison Graham of the Radio Times called the first series "a tremendous pieces of hokum, which is only slightly po-faced (but in a knowing kind of way) and which manages to stay just on the right side of self-parody." Since there have been a lot of episodes–too many to list on one page–the episodes have been sorted by series and arranged byepisode number. Looking After Our Own. Harry Pierce's Russian counterpart, Arkady Katchimov hints however that they will soon have another agent in custody leading … The producers also wanted main characters to die on occasion rather than on a weekly or bi-weekly basis; otherwise it would show MI5 officers as not doing their jobs properly. A little resentful of Zoe. [23], Each episode took approximately two months to edit, and editing usually began as the episodes were still being shot. The series began broadcasting on 13 May 2002 on BBC One during the 9 to 10 pm timeslot, and continued on every Monday night until 17 June 2002, with the exception of the fourth episode, which was viewed on Tuesday 4 June starting at 10 pm, due to an overrun of the coverage of Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. [62] The Tom and Ellie relationship was seen by viewers as the fourth best couple in television for the year,[63] and Patrick McCann as the sixth best villain. [23] Several other locales around London were used as filming locations. Nicola Walker (Ruth Evershed) Spooks. This ensures that each episode is strong in content and execution. The second series of the British spy drama television series Spooks (known as MI-5 in the United States) began broadcasting on 2 June 2003 on BBC One, ending on 11 August 2003.It consists of ten episodes. However the watchdog still criticised the BBC for failing to warn viewers of the violence to come in the scene. MI-5 (TV Series 2002–2011) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Anton Lesser - Series 3, Episode 4; Andy Serkis - Series 3, Episode 8; Series 4. Matthew MacFadyen (Tom Quinn) (recurring) Not scheduled. Thomas Sudcliff of The Independent felt it was a "different kind of spy drama" with "a literal description, derived from the sort of rueful story you could imagine being told at an MI5 staff social", and "a lot of bullshit too, naturally. A keen trainee agent who joins the team in series two Spooks follows the actions of Section D, a counter-terrorism division of the British Security Service (MI5). [10] Tessa's story was described by a BBC press release as being about "the dangers of corruption from within". Hugh Simon (Malcolm Wyn-Jones) Watch Spooks - Season 1, Episode 1 - Episode 1: An abortion doctor and her daughter are killed by a bomb placed by Mary Kane, an American "pro-life" terrorist. With Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones. Last update: 03-05-04 Contents Cast And Credits By Season CAST AND CREDITS BY SEASON Series 1, 2002 Series 2, 2003 Series 3, 2004. [54], The first series was well received by fans. David Wolstencroft - Creator The Broadcasting Standards Commission stated the scene was shocking, but "in the context was acceptable and important for the later narrative". The fifth series of the BBC espionage television series Spooks began broadcasting on 17 September 2006 before ending on 13 November 2006. After making a cameo appearance in the final episode of Spooks in 2011, ... Jenny was already a celebrated actor when she joined the cast of Spooks, ... (Series 1-5) BBC. During riots in advance of US President Bush's visit to London, the MI-5 team observe Peter Salter among the agitators. Firth would "pepper" the dialogue with quotations from famous classical works, with moral and religious philosophies. However, they also saw this as an opportunity; as Spooks is a spy show, Wolstencroft had the idea that it would be "cool" to have a show that was anonymous, and it would fit the spirit of the series. This storyline was based on Mike Baker, whose wife did not know he was a spy for the first six months they were together. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. [41], The first series received generally favourable reviews. [20] Scenes were filmed in Hampstead Heath in "Traitor's Gate", while one scene was filmed in Trafalgar Square and at London Bridge for "The Rose Bed Memoirs". [12] Between 40 and 50 cuts were made in the first 10 minutes of the pilot episode to quickly introduce the main characters. [4], Kudos began to develop the show after producing the Channel 4 medical drama series Psychos in 1999. Salter is a legendary agent and neither Zoe or Danny are quite sure what to do. 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