Spooks - In the sights of MI5
|German title||Spooks - In the sights of MI5|
|Country of production||United Kingdom|
|Episodes||86 in 10 seasons|
|genre||Action series , drama , thriller|
|First broadcast||May 13, 2002 on BBC One|
|September 3, 2008 on FOX Channel|
The series is about cases from Division D of the British domestic secret service MI5 . The fictional department headed by Harry Pearce is responsible for counterterrorism . In order to fight terrorism, the secret agents infiltrate the surroundings of suspicious people to find out details of their plans and to thwart them. To do this, they also use eavesdropping methods and use the dense network of surveillance cameras in London.
The screenplay for the first season was written before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York, but in later seasons it often refers to current topics such as the terrorist attacks in London. The competition with the CIA and the political friendship between the United Kingdom and the USA are also discussed.
In the first season, the secret agents face terrorists from the right to life movement and prevent the publication of memoirs by a former member of the secret service. In the last episode, an IRA terrorist offers information about an impending attack on a nuclear power plant in exchange for a smaller attack in central London being granted. He hands over the information on a laptop, which turns out to be a booby trap.
The fourth season begins with a double episode that begins with an attack in central London and thwarted another explosion at King's Cross station . Despite the parallels to the actual terrorist attacks in London on July 7, 2005 , which only took place after filming was completed, the BBC broadcast the double episode in full.
In the following seasons, Islamist terror and the mafia take center stage, often because of the threat that international conferences and agreements on British soil are facing failure or the economic or political stability of Great Britain is facing collapse. In some episodes, however, the danger also comes from individual perpetrators who plan attacks on sensitive infrastructure (for example on the Thames Barrier ) or obtain information from the secret service.
The sixth season is based on a coherent plot about the Iranian nuclear program and various intelligence powers that sabotage or promote cooperation between the United Kingdom and Iran.
The seventh season begins with the death of the protagonist Adam Carter, who has been there since the third season. After a while, Lucas North, who had returned from Russian captivity, replaced him. The theme of this season is the influence of the Russian Mafia and the FSB on terrorist activities in London.
In the ninth season it turns out that Lucas North is really called John Bateman and has assumed the identity of a murdered candidate for the secret service. An acquaintance from that time blackmailed him with this knowledge and demands that John get him a file containing a blueprint of a genetic weapon . John finally gets the file and hands it over to Chinese secret agents.
The original title is derived from the colloquial term for spies in English-speaking countries , as the series deals with the MI5 intelligence officers who have their headquarters in Thames House in London . In the USA and Canada the series is called MI5 , because the word “spook” also has a discriminatory meaning in these countries.
The show was designed by the writer David Wolstencroft . Season three music was written by film and television composer Sheridan Tongue and Jennie Muskett, for whom they also received a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Television Music.
|actor||Role name||description||Season (s)||Consequences)||year||Voice actor|
|Peter Firth||Sir Harry Pearce||Head of MI5||1-10||1-86||2002-2011||Frank-Otto Schenk|
|Lara powder||Erin Watts||Head of Department of Section D.||10||81-86||2011||Victoria Storm|
|Sam Reid||Young Harry||10||81-86||2011|
|Geoffrey Streadfeild||Callum Reed||Junior Agent of Section D.||10||81-86||2011||Thomas Arnold|
|Jonathan Hyde||Ilya Gavrik||Russian Foreign Minister||10||81-86||2011||Hans-Jürgen Dittberner|
|Alice Krige||Elena Gavrik||Gavrik's wife||10||81-86||2011||Isabella Grothe|
|Max Brown||Dimitri Levendis||Section D piracy and terrorism agent||9-10||73-86||2010-2011||Martin Kautz|
|Simon Russell Beale||William Towers||British Home Secretary||9-10||73-86||2010-2011||Reinhard Scheunemann|
|William Hope||Jim Coaver||Vice Director of the CIA||10||81-85||2011||Till Hagen|
|Shazad Latif||Tariq Masood||Technicians and data analysts of Section D.||8-10||66-82||2009-2011||Arne Stephan|
|Nicola Walker||Ruth Evershed||Section D intelligence analyst||2-5, 8-10||8-41, 65-86||2003-2006, 2009-2011||Cathrin Vaessen|
|Sophia Myles||Beth Bailey||Junior Agent of Section D.||9||73-80||2010||Luise Helm|
|Richard Armitage||Lucas North||Head of operations and senior agent of Section D.||7-9||57-80||2008-2010||Wolfgang Wagner|
|Hugh Simon||Malcolm Wynn-Jones||Technicians and data analysts of Section D.||1-9||1-65, 78-79||2002-2010||Rainer Gerlach|
|Robert Glenister||Nicholas Blake||British Home Secretary||5-9||38-70, 73||2006-2010||Helmut Gauss|
|Genevieve O'Reilly||Sarah Caulfield||CIA liaison agent||8th||65-72||2009||Debora refuses|
|Hermione Norris||Ros Myers||Head of operations and senior agent in Section D.||5-8||38-72||2006-2009||Judith Brandt|
|Miranda Raison||Jo Portman †||Junior Agent of Section D.||4-8||31-67||2005-2009||Sabine Mazay|
|Gemma Jones||Connie James †||Section D analyst||6-7||48-64||2007-2008||Evelyn Gressmann|
|Alex Lanipekun||Ben Kaplan †||Junior Agent of Section D.||6-7||51-63||2007-2008||Tommy Morgenstern|
|Rupert Penry-Jones||Adam Carter †||Head of Department Section D.||3-7||17-57||2004-2008||Alexander Doering|
|Anna Chancellor||Juliet Shaw||National Security Coordinator||4-6||27-54||2005-2007||Heike Schroetter|
|Raza Jaffrey||Zafar Younis †||Junior Agent of Section D.||2-6||26-47||2004-2007||Karlo Hackenberger|
|Rory MacGregor||Colin Wells †||Technicians and data analysts of Section D.||1-5||2-37||2002-2006||Jan Kurbjuweit|
|Olga Sosnovska||Fiona Carter †||MI6 agent||3-4||20-33||2004-2005||Gundi Eberhard|
|Shauna Macdonald||Sam Buxton||Analysis staff member of Section D of MI5||2-3||7-26||2003-2004||Tina Haseney|
|David Oyelowo||Danny Hunter †||Junior Agent of Section D.||1-3||1-26||2002-2004||Bernhard Völger|
|Keeley Hawes||Zoe Reynolds||Junior Agent of Section D.||1-3||1-22||2002-2004||Silke Matthias|
|Matthew Macfadyen||Tom Quinn||Head of operations and senior agent of Section D.||1-3, 10||1-18, 86||2002-2004, 2011||Marcus Off|
|Megan Dodds||Christine Dale||CIA agent||1-3||1-17||2002-2004||Debora refuses|
|Natasha Little||Vicki Westbrook||Quinn's ex-girlfriend||2||7-12||2003||Cathlen Gawlich|
|Jenny Agutter||Tessa Phillips||Senior Agent of Section D.||1-2||1-15||2002-2003||Ulrike Huebschmann|
There are regular guest appearances by well-known actors, such as B. Hugh Laurie , Ian McDiarmid , Jimi Mistry , Andy Serkis , Rupert Graves , Anton Lesser , Alexander Siddig , Benedict Cumberbatch and Anthony Stewart Head .
In Germany, Spooks has been broadcast under the title Im Visier des MI5 since September 3, 2008 by the FOX Channel . In addition, ZDFneo broadcasts the series on Mondays at 11.20 p.m. under the title Spooks - In the sights of MI5 . The ninth season aired between February 18 and April 15, 2013; the tenth season has aired since April 22, 2013.
- 2003 - BAFTA Awards - Best Drama Series
- 2003 Royal Television Society Awards - Best Drama Series
- 2003 Broadcast Awards - Best Drama Series
- 2003 - BBC Drama Awards - Best Drama
- 2003 - BBC Drama Awards - Best Drama Website
- 2008 - BAFTA Awards - BAFTA for interactivity for the Spooks Interactive website
- In the sights of MI5 in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- In the sights of MI5 at the BBC (English)
- In the sights of MI5 at the British Film Institute (English)
- Spooks at Fernsehserien.de
- Description of the series on neo.zdf.de
- Controversy around the beginning of the fourth season on www.guardian.co.uk
- Spooks - In the sights of the MI5. In: synchronkartei.de. German synchronous index , accessed on June 30, 2012 .
- Spooks first aired
- http://www.serienjunkies.de/news/spooks-bbc-beendet-serie-zehn-33835.html Spooks: BBC ends the series after ten seasons
- dates of Spooks: Code 9 on www.bbc.co.uk
- Spooks in German at www.bbcgermany.com
- Spook's broadcast dates
- RTS Awards 2003 ( Memento of the original from September 25, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Retrieved June 1, 2008.
- BBC Drama Winner 2003 . Retrieved June 1, 2008
- List of BAFTA winners 2008 . Retrieved June 1, 2008