First Aired: May 13th 2002
Status: Continuing
Runtime: 60 minutes
DramaSpiesAction and adventureThriller

Spooks do not exist, you will never know their names and they are all that stand between you and those who would do this country harm. Take a trip into the world of deceit and espionage that is MI5.

Spooks is a smart combination of TV cop show and George Smiley-esque espionage shenanigans that pulls no punches in its depiction of an MI5 team fighting a covert war on the streets of London. This is adult, post-watershed drama clearly inspired by the hard-hitting reality style of US shows such as 24 and The Sopranos. The strong ensemble cast is led by charismatic Matthew MacFadyen as Tom Quinn, star spy of "Section B", the counter-terrorism branch headed by Harry Pearce (Peter Firth). Keeley Hawes, David Oyelowo and tough-cookie Jenny Agutter make up the team. Spooks also delves fearlessly into the characters' turbulent personal lives, here given an added twist by their constant need to deceive even those they love.
Alex Lanipekun
David Oyelowo
Gemma Jones
Hermione Norris
Hugh Simon
Keeley Hawes
Matthew MacFadyen
Miranda Raison

Spooks Series 1 Episode 2
Spooks Series 1 Episode 1