MI-5: Season 1 (2003)



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Air date: Jul 23, 2003
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This British espionage thriller centers on a team of MI-5 counter-terrorist spies collectively known as 'Spooks' because of the shadowy nature of their existence. Technically speaking, Spooks don't even exist--they have no names, identities, or known locations. Yet these secret agents are all that stand between the nation and the terrorists who try to undermine national security. Matthew Macfayden heads the cast as Tom Quinn, a man struggling to deal with his double life.


Matthew MacFadyen
as Tom Quinn
Keeley Hawes
as Zoe Reynolds
David Oyelowo
as Danny Hunter
Peter Firth
as Harry Pearce
Jenny Agutter
as Tessa Phillips
Esther Hall
as Ellie Simm
Lorcan Cranitch
as Patrick McGann
David Calder
as Sergai Lermov
Tim Pigott-Smith
as Hampton Wilder
Kevin McNally
as Robert Osborne
Anthony Head
as Peter Salter
Debra Stephenson
as Claire Osborne
Nicholas Farrell
as Richard Maynard
Jasper Jacob
as Bill Watson
Heather Cave
as Maisie Simm
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Critic Reviews for MI-5 Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Fast-paced and smartly written, MI-5 is filled with suspense, action, and unexpected twists and turns that will keep spy fans guessing.

Dec 3, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I've never been big on small screen action series, but what impressed me about this was their desire to give you a heart attack with every episode.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

This is smart, sophisticated stuff, uncompromising in its unwillingness to see anything in black-and-white.

Apr 17, 2018 | Full Review…

''MI-5'' may be John le Carré for the Cool Britannia generation, but it is engrossing for American audiences as well.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

This is a fast-paced, thoroughly modern series that will hook you in the first hour, completely stun you in the second and ultimately make you wish that the Brits followed the American TV model of cranking out 22 episodes.

Nov 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

They are more interesting to watch than their counterparts were in The Agency because they don't really care if we like them.

Jan 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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