[60] Meanwhile, in the "Best Actress" category, Agutter and Hawes were voted twenty-sixth and second, respectively. "[47], The first series attracted controversy for its second episode, which saw the demise of a main character after her hand and head were forced into a deep fryer. Meanwhile, a scene in which Tom and Patrick strip naked to ensure they are not bugged came from the producers' sources. Howard Brenton wrote the last three episodes, co-writing the finale with Wolstencroft. Track Spooks season 3 episodes. He later takes over Tom's position as Section Chief after the latter jeopardised an important operation. The cameras allowed for more intimate filming as opposed to shoulder-operated cameras. Created by David Wolstencroft. Not scheduled. 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. However the Grid set, the offices of the protagonists, was filmed in a closed medical school in Kensington. A technical whiz-kid who is the youngest member of section B. [21] The first series finale was heavily researched, as the episode was based on real life instances in which terrorists agreed to work with the authorities in Colombia. See episodes Hide episodes. 5 "Episode 5" Alrick Riley: Richard McBrien: 27 November 2009 () (BBC Three) 4.39: Walker's death is suspected as suicide. Gareth Neame - Executive Producer He downplayed his enthusiasm to get the part. The same episode made use of Covent Garden. Series 1 Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Series 8 Series 9 Series 10 [4], The second episode included the death of a main character. In the meantime, Wolstencroft, who wrote Psychos, was also developing a spy drama, albeit as a film. Colin Green and Soren B. Ebbe were the series editors, while David Crozier and Andrew Sissions served as sound recordists. Certain cast members, including Oyelowo, handled firearms at some point in the series. The fifth series of the BBC espionage television series Spooks began broadcasting on 17 September 2006 before ending on 13 November 2006. 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. Although the sequences were presented in a similar vein to the American action series 24, the split screen idea did not come from the show itself; Nalluri thought of it independently after visiting a pub one night after filming wrapped up. [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. [35] The second episode dropped to 7.8 million, but was still the most seen series in the timeslot. [7] Macfadyen, Hawes and Oyelowo were initially wary of playing the lead characters even though the actors were in their mid-twenties, but eventually felt that they earned the right to be in the series. Lives beyond his means. Rupert Penry-Jones (Adam Carter) The scenes leading up to Mary's apprehension in "Thou Shalt Not Kill" were filmed at Borough Market in Southwark. By the time he was hired it had been sixteen years since he last wrote for television. [19] Mirren wrote "One Last Dance", which he felt was difficult to write as he had to tie two main storylines together. [54], The first series was well received by fans. The producers were impressed enough by Dodds' performance that they wished to see her return in the second series. A keen trainee agent who joins the team in series two [16], The producers from Kudos spent up to three months meeting several potential directors to work on the show, but none shared their views about the show's style until Bharat Nalluri. [59] Macfadyen was also voted the sixth "hunkiest male". Spooks was voted the third best drama,[55] beaten only by lesbian period drama Tipping the Velvet, which starred Keeley Hawes,[56] and American action series 24. A technical whiz-kid who is the youngest member of section B. The idea was originally going to be used in the series finale. The first series of the British spy drama television series Spooks (known as MI-5 in the United States) began broadcasting on 13 May 2002 on BBC One, and ended on 17 June 2002.It consists of six episodes. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the series follows the work of a group of MI5 officers based at the service's Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid. Spooks season 1 episode 6 Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation. Out of the 10,000-plus applications per week to MI5's website, more than 2,500 people applied following the end of a Spooks episode, while before the episodes broadcast, only a handful of new applications were entered. Megan Dodds (Christine Dale) Filming was usually done with long lens cameras, which proved difficult for the crew as many filming location were short on space. David Oyelowo (Danny Hunter) Leila Kirkpatrick was the line producer and Linda Stefansdottir was the production designer, while Andrea Galer was the costume designer, and Alison Davies was the make-up designer. Matthew Macfadyen plays primary protagonist and senior case officer Tom Quinn. A little resentful of Zoe. "[43], Nancy Banks-Smith of The Guardian stated the series is "one of those shiny and insubstantial series," adding that "all that leaping out of bed at dawn on the pretext that you have to go and sell a house tends to wear thin." [68] The box set consists of all six episodes of the first series over three discs and 1.78:1 Anamorphic PAL widescreen format. Hall felt that Ellie was the character the audience could identify with. With Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones. The series, consisting of ten episodes, was serialised - a first for the programme. [13], The first series of Spooks saw various storylines involving the main characters. [14], In episode five, Tim Pigott-Smith plays Hampton Wilder, a character who was based on Richard Nixon and Jeffrey Archer. Ruth Evershed left after episode 5; the actor playing the part, Nicola Walker was expecting her first child. The casting director for the first series was Gail Stevens. Rory MacGregor appears in two episodes as Colin Wells, an MI5 technical officer. A cynical veteran with more than 20 years' experience. The series won the Best Drama Series category over Clocking Off, Cutting It and Teachers. 6, Jenny Agutter (Tessa Phillips) [14][20] While filming "One Last Dance" and "The Rose Bed Memoirs", Macfadyen had a bloodshot left eye. The first series of the British spy drama television series Spooks (known as MI-5 in the United States) began broadcasting on 13 May 2002 on BBC One, and ended on 17 June 2002. Keeley Hawes (Zoe Reynolds) Appearing as recurring characters are CIA Agent, Bob Hogan, and Iranian Special Consul, Dariush Bakhshi, and his wife, Ana. It's the ultimate betrayal. As a result of the series, MI5's website saw a surge in a number of applications to the organisation by viewers. Harry is sceptical, because Walker had set up a meeting with Harry just before the "suicide", and Michael Braydon, a second CIA officer, unexpectedly dies. The producers agreed that adding credits would be a waste of time, and that the viewers would pay no attention to them. The first series was seen by an average of 7.49 million, and received generally favourable reviews from critics, with some comparing the series to American espionage-based series such as 24. This storyline was based on Mike Baker, whose wife did not know he was a spy for the first six months they were together. [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. [37] The different timeslot for episode four meant that it dipped below six million;[29] however, ratings recovered to over seven million by the series finale. [15][20] The series made use of real firearms that were decommissioned from service. 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. According to Wolstencroft, the attacks "sidewinded" the show, "perversely made it as relevant as can be," and "commuted a great sense of responsibility" on Spooks. [23] The sources also advised the producers how to tail targets without being spotted. Joe Joseph of The Times stated that it "bears a closer resemblance [to] 24," which "shaded the pleasure of this opening episode", but felt that by the end of the episode, Spooks had "established a voice of its own." Welcome to the Spooks guide at TV.com.Take a trip into the world of deception and espionage that is MI5. [34] The first episode ended up with an overnight rating of 9.2 million viewers, with a 41 per cent audience share, easily winning its time slot, and nearly doubling the numbers of ITV1's Helen West, which was viewed by 4.8 million at the same slot. [47], Guest appearances in the first series include, "Imagine moving in with the man you love and then discover you don't even know his real name? Keeley Hawes stars in the first episode of the hugely popular British spy drama series. Spooks centres on the actions of Section D, a counter-terrorism division of the British Security Services (MI5). A workaholic who uses her people skills to good effect. [9] Jenny Agutter plays Tessa Philips, senior case officer for Section K.[4] The actress described Tessa as "hard edged" and "not a nice person", but straightforward and not initially expected to be corrupt. Each episode has its own audio commentary track. The producers felt the actor was suitable for the role, as was the case with Debra Stephenson, who played his wife Claire. [12] After four episodes were written, the September 11 attacks took place, resulting in three thousand deaths in the United States. The style the director used was inspired by Bollywood films, as well as American television. In addition, the operators at first hated using the cameras. ", See the ratings on the episode table above. Spooks. Rory MacGregor (Colin Wells) Filming took place from November 2001 to March 2002. Joins the team on secondment from GCHQ, Megan Dodds (Christine Dale) However the watchdog still criticised the BBC for failing to warn viewers of the violence to come in the scene. [5] Keeley Hawes plays junior case officer Zoe Reynolds. MI5 welcomed the show's impact on the public, despite the officers' views that Spooks was "unrealistic and far-fetched", and could give viewers a false impression of how the organisation operates. Lisa Faulkner portrays admin support officer Helen Flynn. Natasha Little (Vicki Westbrook) [61] Agutter, Faulkner and Hawes were also respectively voted the thirtieth, sixteenth and second "most fanciable females". 5.98 Juliet dismisses Harry after he stops the CIA from extraditing a British citizen, who turns out to be a terrorist, and is believed to have killed two MI5 officers. A young but promising agent. "[32] Bryan Byun of DVD Verdict had an issue with the storylines, stating, "At times it takes the entire length of an episode to figure out precisely what's going on. [66] It was later released in Australia (Region 4) on 18 August 2003,[67] and in the United States (Region 1, where it is known as MI-5: Volume 1) on 13 January 2004. Among the storylines, main character Tom Quinn faces dilemmas living a double life with his girlfriend, who at first does not know he is really a spy, and Tessa Phillips is running phantom agents for monetary gain. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of of MI-5 with exclusive news, photos, videos and more at TVGuide.com After the commissioning teams from the networks were replaced, Kudos again pitched the show, albeit reinvented, and as a result Lorraine Heggessey, controller of BBC One, commissioned the show after planning to introduce "braver", "dynamic" and "pacier" shows to attract a younger audience for the channel. Rory MacGregor (Colin Wells) However, Byun thought the first series was a "solid, gripping entertainment that pulls few punches. A keen trainee agent who joins the team in series two David Wolstencroft was credited as the series creator, Simon Crawford Collins as the producer, and Jane Featherstone as the series producer. "[17] Three directors were chosen, each working on two episodes; Nalluri directed the first two episodes, Rob Bailey directed the next two episodes, and Andy Wilson directed the last two episodes. Peter Firth (Harry Pearce) Joins the team on secondment from GCHQ. [39] The renewal was officially announced by the BBC's Head of Drama Commissioning Jane Tranter in December 2002. To cover it, sometimes Macfadyen had to hide the left side of his face from the camera. Despite his status as a former Buffy regular, Head still had to earn the role from his audition. [4], The first series of Spooks was produced by Kudos Film and Television for the BBC. The series consists of ten episodes. However, each episode had approximately ten minutes edited out to accommodate for advert breaks. [12] Between 40 and 50 cuts were made in the first 10 minutes of the pilot episode to quickly introduce the main characters. Kudos Film and Television developed Spooks after releasing Channel 4 medical drama Psychos in 1999, though the company initially faced friction from television networks which saw no potential in a post-Cold War spy show. The producers later successfully pitched the series to the BBC after the networks' commissioning teams were replaced. Stephen Garrett - Executive Producer Gareth Neame - Executive Producer David Wolstencroft - Creator 6. Stephen Garrett - Executive Producer Meanwhile, the head of an Irish splinter group, Patrick McCann (, This page was last edited on 9 January 2021, at 20:55. Hawes was attracted to the parallels between acting and spying. [11] Hugh Simon plays technical officer Malcolm Wynn-Jones, and Greame Mearns plays MI5 officer Jed Kelley. [65], The series was first released on DVD in the United Kingdom (Region 2) on 16 June 2003. The second episode attracted controversy after a scene which depicted the brutal death of main character Helen Flynn (Lisa Faulkner) attracted more than 250 complaints. Esther Hall plays Tom's girlfriend and restaurant owner Ellie Simm, while Heather Cave plays her eight-year-old daughter, Maisie. Karen Wilson was the script editor, and Ralph Cameron and Malcolm Treen were the location managers. The bright, popular senior case officer of MI5's Section B team. Spooks Season 1 Episode 5: Episode 5 Summary: Disgraced MP Hampton Wilder has written memoirs with the power to destroy the government. Keeley Hawes (Zoe Reynolds) Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. According to Wolstencroft, he felt that anybody who works in such an occupation with high responsibilities tends to have humour around, and that those people make jokes even though they have seen "heinous things". Anton Lesser - Series 3, Episode 4; Andy Serkis - Series 3, Episode 8; Series 4. Wolstencroft wrote the first two episodes and finale of series one. Rory MacGregor (Colin Wells) [29][30][31] In the US, the first series aired in mid-2003 on A&E. [4], The first series also sees a number of recurring characters and guest appearances. Has some murky secrets. [4] The producers created Maisie because they believed that children are often "the best spies of all". [4], Kudos began to develop the show after producing the Channel 4 medical drama series Psychos in 1999. Series 1 Spooks. A third series of ten episodes was transmitted on BBC One in the autumn of 2004 and concluded on 13 December. Wolstencroft was influenced by American television to make the episodes pacier. A cynical veteran with more than 20 years' experience. "[46] Michael Mackenzie of The Digital Fix rated the series eight out of ten, stating that although Spooks "may not be perfect", "it is an imaginative and intriguing series. [36] Although the series won its timeslot again in the third episode, "One Last Dance" faced competition from The Kumars at No. Find out when Spooks is on TV, including Series 1-Episode 5: The Rose Bed Memoirs. You discover your partner has always been acting in some way, that he's always been at an emotional distance. Of the series, Millheiser called it a "great show," with "plotlines that are fast-paced and gripping throughout", adding, "It lacks the slick, candy-coated escapism and romanticism of Alias, or the white-knuckled, thrill-a-minute intensity of 24. Series 1 was the first series of Spooks which ran on BBC one from the 13th of May 2002 – 17th of June 2002 for a total of six episodes. Salter is a legendary agent and neither Zoe or Danny are quite sure what to do. When they report what they saw to Harry Pearce, he instructs them to remove any reference to Salter from their reports and to forget what they saw. A little resentful of Zoe. According to Wolstencroft, Nalluri "directs as I see. [n 1] After two episodes aired, the BBC began considering renewing the show for a longer second series as it had proved popular among the key demographics of viewers aged 16 to 34 years. The series includes three screenwriters, and three directors. [28], Before broadcasting began, the BBC considered airing the show on a Saturday night timeslot as its research found that any potential viewers were less likely to watch television on Saturdays than most other nights of the week; the BBC hoped that Spooks would boost its timeslot. Stephen Garrett decided on developing a spy drama after coming across John le Carré novels at a Waterstone's bookstore, and came to realise that MI5 or MI6 had not been featured as the setting for shows before. A lot goes on in each episode, and it's detrimental for a show like this to keep the action and tension going as fast as possible." [15], The first series began filming in November 2001,[11] and continued until March 2002. [57] However, Spooks was also voted the third worst drama. Of if it were, we'd all be queueing up to talk in clipped and meaningful tones while striding down official-looking corridors. With Peter Firth, Nicola Walker, Max Brown, Lara Pulver. Tom Quinn and his team of MI5 experts hunt an extremely dangerous pro-life terrorist. With [Spooks] there is nothing like it, no filler material at all. Kudos later pitched the show to all the major British television networks; however none of them were as enthusiastic as Kudos, as they did not see the potential of a post-Cold War spy series. [13] Laurie based his performance on Barry Foster's portrayal of the head of MI6 in Sweeney!. Richard Harrington (Will) A little resentful of Zoe. ", "This new series looks like it's going to be great fun, but it's presumably not meant to be taken too seriously, because surely life in MI5 can't be this exciting? [18] While writing the series, the writer introduced a set of "MI5 terminology", terms used by the main characters in the series. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Lives beyond his means. Has some murky secrets. [4] When including terrorists, the BBC often has the responsibility to portray people with as much balance as possible for both sides. Tim McInnery (Oliver Mace) When the Saudi Embassy is stormed, Ros is caught up in the siege. To maintain gun safety, two weapons experts were on hand to train the actors during rehearsal. Not scheduled. 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. At the end of 2002, the BBC released a "Best of" viewer polls on its website. Sue Gibson and Sean Bobbitt served as the directors of photography, with Mark Goddard and Francesco Reidy serving as first assistant directors. Martine McCutcheon - Series 4, Episode 2; Andrew Tiernan - Surreal World and The Possibility of a Mole (4#1 and 4#2); Jimi Mistry - Series 4, Episode 6 Series 1: Episode 3. Spooks season 1 episode 1 Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation. Has been recruited by Harry from MI6. [11] Similarly, the second episode went through four rewrites. [4] Each episode took approximately 12[25] to 14 days to shoot, although they do not follow on the order of the script; the production crew would film all scenes set at a certain location first, and then move on to the rest. Spooks follows the actions of Section D, a counter-terrorism division of the British Security Service (MI5). While that frenetic pace makes for challenging viewing, it might prevent the show from reaching a broader audience." Simon Mirren wrote the third episode. Shauna MacDonald (Sam Buxton) In fact, the first season sees a lot of development. [21], Throughout the writing, and also the filming stages of the series, the writers were advised by ex-MI5 officers who gave insight into how the characters operate and how their personal lives would be affected by it. The bright, popular senior case officer of MI5's Section B team. A workaholic who uses her people skills to good effect. [53] In the Craft awards, Julian Slater, Nigel Heath, Michael Fentum and Dan Morgan were nominated in Best Sound in Drama. [10] Tessa's story was described by a BBC press release as being about "the dangers of corruption from within". 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." Firth was interested in the series after hearing of Brenton's involvement in the project, and thought Spooks was "special" and "different" from British television at the time. Suddenly you're in a relationship with a complete stranger. Landmann added; "Each story is complex and convincing, plus the scripts are very well written. Looking After Our Own. [12][14] A principle story arc is Tom dealing with the complexities of his relationship with Ellie, who at first does not know he is a spy. A young but promising agent. When Kudos contacted him, they agreed they should work together to create a television series based on his idea, which was not to glamourise the world of spies, instead showing the audience that spies work in a "shitty job". Directed by Alrick Riley. [17] His chosen writing style was a mixture of the "grittyness" of le Carré's works and James Bond-like fantasies. Esther Hall (Ellise Simm) [20], Esther Hall describing the Tom/Ellie relationship from Ellie's point of view. In episode six, Zoe is taken to court for misconduct during an operation and i… 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. American shows tend to run for 20–25 episodes a season, and while developments occur, there are always the filler episodes. Four episodes were being written when the September 11 attacks took place, and the some scenes were rewritten to take the event into account to show the audience Spooks's goal of fighting terrorism. [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". [11] "One Last Dance" had scenes filmed in Roehampton and New Zealand House. Howard Brenton and David Wolstencroft were nominated for the Writer award, but lost to Peter Bowker's work on television film Flesh and Blood. Hugh Simon (Malcolm Wyn-Jones) Watch Spooks - Season 5, Episode 1 - Episode 1: The government introduces draconian emergency measures in response to a series of terrorist attacks. Ten main cast members are listed in the first series. [14], The pilot originally underwent 30 rewrites and four separate story ideas before the BBC was satisfied with it. 1 "Episode 1" Paul Whittington: Jonathan Brackley & Sam Vincent: 20 September 2010 () 6.74: At Ros's funeral, Harry proposes to Ruth, who turns him down. [20], The producers chose the exterior and some interior of Freemasons' Hall in Holborn as the stand-in for Thames House, the real-life headquarters of MI5, as they felt both buildings shared a similar architecture. The first series was released on DVD on 16 June 2003 in Region 2, 18 August 2003 in Region 4, and 13 January 2004 in Region 1. Spooks follows the actions of Section D, a counter-terrorism division of the British Security Service (MI5). This became the basis for creating Jools Siviter. During riots in advance of US President Bush's visit to London, the MI-5 team observe Peter Salter among the agitators. Wolstencroft pitched the story, and then each writer wrote 30 pages of dialogue. Nicola Walker (Ruth Evershed) Thou Shalt Not Kill. Hugh Simon (Malcolm Wyn-Jones), Jenny Agutter (Tessa Phillips) (recurring) Keeley Hawes (Zoe Reynolds) Peter Firth (Harry Pearce) Lisa Faulkner (Helen Flynn) The executive producers of the first series were Kudos director Stephen Garrett and Head of Independent Drama Commissioning for the BBC, Gareth Neame. David Oyelowo (Danny Hunter) "[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. The Broadcasting Standards Commission stated the scene was shocking, but "in the context was acceptable and important for the later narrative". MI-5 (TV Series 2002–2011) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. "[45], Matthew Millheiser of DVD Talk agreed. Alexander Siddig - Series 2, Episode 2; Series 3. David Oyelowo (Danny Hunter) [12] In the fourth and fifth episodes, Hugh Laurie appears as Jools Siviter, a department head of MI6, an organisation depicted as "old school" compared with MI5. Matthew MacFadyen (Tom Quinn) (recurring) He felt the benefit of a spy show is that rather than in a crime drama where the protagonists take their work home with them, spies are given the added dimension that they cannot reveal their work even to their loved ones. [48][49] Following the complaints, the BBC admitted that the scene "clearly disturbed" several viewers, but defended it as it was showing the audience "the kind of threat which might be faced by agents engaged in the fight against terrorism." 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