Category Archives: TV Series – 2002-2010 – MI-5 (Spooks)

Spooks – The Beginning – Empire Online

Long-running TV shows have often had surprising origins. The Sopranos began life as a feature film, 24 was originally about a fireman, while Cheers was nearly set in a hotel. For Spooks, it all stemmed from a fateful browse… Jane … Continue reading

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Spooks – The Boom Years on EmpireOnline

With every newspaper’s front page a potential storyline and the public beginning to ring-fence Mondays at 9pm for its weekly dose of espionage thrills, Spooks had entered the TV zeitgeist. Eschewing the US showrunner model, the show powered on with … Continue reading

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Old hands meet the next generation in Spooks: The Greater Good

In a nondescript building in London – not an MI5 safe house, but the offices of a film company – an old-school thespian reflects on his salad days in the service of an institution to which he was wholly dedicated: … Continue reading

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Spooks: Exploring the past, present and future of the iconic spy series

Four years after Spooks aired its final episode on BBC One, the spy series returns bringing Peter Firth‘s MI5 chief Harry Pearce to the big screen. Digital Spy sat down with Firth and Game of Thrones star Harington, who plays … Continue reading

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Film and TV Now Interview: ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’ Director Talks Character Revivals, Kit Harington & Sequels

“A sign of a film I’m happy with is that I don’t want to change anything… and I don’t want to change anything. It feels just right actually. It’s not too fast and it’s not too slow, but you can … Continue reading

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Spooks: A look back at the BBC’s spy series on http://vodzilla.co

This week, Spooks leaps from the small screen to the big. With all 10 seasons on Netflix UK, we look back at the BBC’s spy series, from favourite characters to the best episodes. It’s hard to believe that it’s been … Continue reading

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Spooks The Greater Good review: Harry Pearce still knows a trick or two

Director: Bharat Nalluri; Screenwriter: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent; Starring: Peter Firth, Kit Harington, Elyes Gabel, Jennifer Ehle, Lara Pulver, Tuppence Middleton, David Harewood, Tim McInnerny; Running time: 104 mins; Certificate: 15 “I still know a trick or two,” says Peter … Continue reading

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