[16], Filming began in the middle of winter, which presented problems for the cast and filming crew. The season premiere received an overnight figure of six million viewers and a 25 per cent audience share. Adam Carter (26 episodes, 2004-2008) Miranda Raison. [7] Christopher Aird was the assistant producer. [n 2] Despite the ratings decline, the BBC already commissioned a fourth series of Spooks before the third series even began broadcasting.[51]. [21] "Love and Death" sees Danny and Zoe ordered to carry out an assassination. Brenton went through a "nightmare" rewriting the first episode as he "dug this enormous hole, and [he] had no idea how to get out of it. Find out when Spooks is on TV, including Series 3-Episode 1: Project Friendly Fire. The series consists of ten episodes. Barnaby Kay plays Ruth's potential love interest; Kay was Nicola Walker's real-life boyfriend, now her husband. Spooks - Series 3: Episode 3. Rate. [26] Khoury also noted another difference between Spooks and American television is that most American seasons usually consists of 22 episodes, much of those episodes are more plot driven, while Spooks series three only had 10 and hence all of them contain some character development. [47] The penultimate episode dropped further to 4.5 million,[48] though the finale rose slightly back to five million. [38] There were scenes where some of the characters snorted cocaine. Ruth Evershed (33 episodes, 2003-2011) Rupert Penry-Jones. 6:49. [33] When Hawes announced she wanted to leave, Richards decided to write a "big episode" to give Zoe a decent send off. [21] The first two series was shot with a Fujifilm stock. Spooks. In episode six, Zoe is taken to court for misconduct during an operation and i… After two seasons, Firth attempted to lighten Harry up "a little bit" after his mother suggested the character "smile more," despite the fact that Harry is a serious man. 6. 12 Sep. 2005 The Special: Part 1. [32] "Frequently Asked Questions" deals with interrogation and torture. Hawes wanted to leave the series also after the first six episodes. [17] There were other instances of the main character going through great lengths to solve the case, including Adam's interrogation methods, brinking on torture, in "Frequently Asked Questions". Zoe is tried for manslaughter when an MI5 operation results in the murder of an undercover police officer. © 2021 TV.COM, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Raymond Khoury felt that because the length of a Spooks episode is one and half times longer than the average American television episode, the writers could use the extra time to flesh out the characters. [24] Andrew Woodhead was the series producer, with Jane Featherstone, Simon Crawford Collins and Gareth Neame as executive producers. "[44] He felt that Tom Quinn's exit was his favourite moment in the first two episodes, and that Adam is "just [as] cold" as Tom. Harry Pearce (55 episodes, 2002-2011) Hugh Simon. [21] The series finale "The Suffering of Strangers" saw the introduction of two new characters that would receive expanded roles in the fourth series. Rate. The third series received generally favourable reviews. He already knew the area, as he once worked for an internet company. [20] "Who Guards the Guards?" [25] Mark Doman designed the on-screen computer graphics, films surveillance shots and television footage from the series' point of view. It consists of ten episodes which continue to follow the actions of Section D, a counter-terrorism division of the British Security Services (MI5). [59] Firth, Oyelowo, Macfadyen and Penry-Jones were listed in the "Best Actor" category, being voted tenth, seventh, fifth, and third, respectively. 7.7 (208) 0. [22], The third series of Spooks was produced by Kudos Film and Television for the BBC. [19], The series' stunts were coordinated by Andy Bradford. The producers were unsure whether Macfadyen would return at the time they began storylining. "[34] He previously did it before with the death of Helen Flynn in "Looking After Our Own", but "Love and Death" did this in the point of view of the killer, not the victim. [7] Hugh Simon and Rory MacGregor return as Malcolm Wynn-Jones and Colin Wells, respectively. [34], In "Outsiders" a scene required a lorry crashing into a car in front of Danny. The same goes for his wife Fiona, who more or less steps into Zoe's shoes (they even look similar! Watch preview clips of Spooks, series 3, episode 6. [25] Richards previously wrote the ninth episode of series two, and accepted the offer to return. Matthew Macfadyen (left) returns as Tom Quinn. Filming started in January 2004 and took place over six to seven months. A change from the girlfriend/boyfriend storyline for Tom and Ellie Simm in the first series, the producers noted it is common for secret service officers to be in a relationship with others in the same field of work. Spooks; Season 8: Country of origin: United Kingdom: No. Woodhead replaced him as he was accustomed to the show, but also added more vitality to the show. [16] More split screen sequences were also added to create more tension for the audience. Although the story is dramatised, Khoury did research on what was feasible, such as if one man and a laptop could theoretically bring Britain to its knees. In the United Kingdom, the box set was released with a "15" British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) certificate (unsuitable for viewers under the age of 15 years).[52]. See the ratings on the episode table above. 8. Top Series Cast. Collins also voiced a florist on a telephone message at the end of the same episode. The sequence was considered for rescheduling due to snowfall before filming it, but the producers felt the icy road would become an advantage, and went ahead with it anyway. [24], Shooting took place almost entirely in London. [8] David Oyelowo makes a return as Danny Hunter. Producer Andrew Woodhead stated that Teale has a "strong physicality" that would make him a suitable equal for Adam. Watch preview clips of Spooks, series 3, episode 7. Year: Season 4. [65] It was later released in the United Kingdom (Region 2) on 5 September 2005,[1] and in the United States (Region 1, where it is known as MI-5: Volume 3) on 31 January 2006. This led to the introduction of Fiona Carter, portrayed by Olga Sosnovska. This included a church in Smithfield and the Natural History Museum; in the latter's case, Campbell believed the location was "harking back" to traditional spy films. The series returned on 16 October 2007 at 9 pm on BBC One, and concluded on 18 December. [45] It was down almost two million from the series two premiere in June 2003, which was seen by 7.8 million. [52], David Blackwell of the American review site Enterline Media said, "MI-5 really impressed me with the first two seasons. [20][27] Elsewhere, the crew used vegetable soup as vomit. Zoe continued to play the two ganglords off against each other. [38] The upper class home of Riff and B in "Celebrity" was filmed in a house in Kensington that was for sale for approximately £27 million at the time. One of scenes included Oyelowo and McGregor spent up to five hours firing guns at a shooting range for the beginning of "Love and Death",[34] which Oyelowo stated was "the most fun" he ever had in the series. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. [28] He was drawn to directing the first two episodes because of Brenton's writing and the fact he would give Tom a send off. "[52] In terms of the storylines, the reviewer stated "Spooks' third season […] is something of a step down from both its predecessors," although the series "has a number of fine moments. He later takes over Tom's position as Section Chief after the latter jeopardised an important operation. |, See All Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions, Please read the following before uploading. Because the topic is controversial, it was a difficult area to work with without offending people from both sides. Simon Chaudoir, Jake Polonsky, Kieran McGuigan, Sue Gibson and Baz Irvine were the directors of photography. It consists of ten episodes which continue to follow the actions of Section D, a counter-terrorism division of the British Security Services (MI5). [36] "Who Guards the Guards?" [20] Owen Teale appears as Robert Morgan in "Frequently Asked Questions". For instance, pictures of every crew member were used as students and faculty for a university database in "The Sleeper". [14] All episodes begin with a recap from past episodes, which the producers regard as "an art in themselves" in terms of editing. She later auditioned for Fiona, and was later told she won the part when she was in New York City. [9] Peter Firth returns as superior Harry Pearce. [17] In "Love and Death", the crew members present on the ferry appeared as extras in a bar scene. "The Sleeper" on 18 October 2004 on BBC One; the rest of the series would continue on BBC One two days after the BBC Three broadcast. [23] Much of the production crew from the first two series returned. [26] Raymond Khoury wrote the seventh episode. Macfadyen wanted to leave the series after two episodes. The first episode features Rupert Penry-Jones as Adam Carter, who was drafted in from MI6 to help investigate Tom's disappearance. Find out when Spooks is on TV, including Series 3-Episode 6: Persephone. Rate. The episode also referenced a true story of a man joining a militant group who was paid with a Russian army helicopter, as the group could not afford to pay him in cash. Watch Spooks - Season 3, Episode 6 - Episode 6: Zoe is tried for manslaughter when an MI5 operation results in the murder of an undercover police officer. [19] Harry was given more depth by introducing his estranged daughter in "Who Guards the Guards?". "[15] It became a long process of growing the story where Tom turns the tables against Joyce. [57], The series was generally well received by fans; the BBC released a "Best of" viewer polls at the end of 2004, where Spooks was voted the second best drama, beaten only by the period drama series North and South. Howard Brenton wrote the first, second and eighth episodes. [8] Unlike Tom, Adam would have a different character dynamic; he has an MI6 background,[11] and is married. Episode guide, trailer, review, preview, cast list and where to stream it on demand, on catch up and download. Appearing as recurring characters are CIA Agent, Bob Hogan, and Iranian Special Consul, Dariush Bakhshi, and his wife, Ana. [7] Keeley Hawes also returns in the series as Zoe Reynolds. Watch Spooks - Season 6, Episode 9 - Episode 9: Adam questions recent events and his role in them and makes a decision that could rip the government wide open. [35] Filming began in London in January 2004,[23] and took up to 140 days[14] spanning seven months. The first two episodes were therefore initially written without him, but the producers later heard he wanted to appear in them and he was written back in. Brenton wrote it as a more light-hearted episode that saw the characters emmeshed in a world they cannot handle. Episode List. [14] Another problem was the cold temperatures. In addition there are numerous interviews with the cast and crew of the series, including separate featurettes on Adam and Fiona Carter, as well as their portrayers. Shooting took place almost entirely in London, England, with some scenes shot on a North Sea ferry in the fifth episode. Richards also wanted to fairly represent it by addressing the issue as political and not religious. The sixth series was commissioned by Jane Tranter, Head of Drama Commissioning at the BBC, by the time series 5 was announced. [19] Andy Serkis guest stars as Riff in "Celebrity". His script in the second series was his first script for television; he found writing easier as time went by. Rate. The American president's unexpected visit to London forces the MI5 and CIA teams to work together. The second series of the television drama series centring on a team of counter-terrorist spies collectively known as "Spooks" because of the shadowy nature of their existence. To prevent hypothermia a heater was placed near them. "[52] However, at the same time, Mackenzie thought "the psychology surrounding cast changes like these is extremely interesting. The series, consisting of ten episodes, was serialised - a first for the programme. The third series includes nine main cast members. A third series of ten episodes was transmitted on BBC One in the autumn of 2004 and concluded on 13 December. [40] However, because each episode last approximately an hour, 15 minutes had to be edited out on each to accommodate for advert breaks. [15] Faith Penhale was the series script executive. 2003 Blood & Money. [33], The producers learned from an ex-MI5 officer that it is common for intelligence gatherers who spend most of their work listening in to other people to fall in love with civilians through just their voices. In addition, Oyelowo did not want the "lingering thought" of a possible return. [17] The explosion scene at the beginning of the episode was filmed at a council estate in Peckham. You always hear about what went wrong, and you know think of the IRA in the 80s with the Brighton bombing or the mortaring of number 10. [29] On occasion, crew members appeared as extras. Because of his departure, the producers created a new character, Adam Carter. Technically speaking, Spooks don't even exist--they have no names, identities, or known locations. Barney Pilling and Paul Knight were the series editors. Rate. The second series of the British spy drama television series Spooks (known as MI-5 in the United States) began broadcasting on 2 June 2003 on BBC One, ending on 11 August 2003.It consists of ten episodes. [21] The alcohol used in the series were made from non-alcoholic drinks; the production crew used fruit juices as wine,[17] ginger ale as brandy, and cold tea as beer. [15] Tim McInnerny recurs as JIC chairman Oliver Mace. However the BBC had renewed Spooks for a fourth series before the third had begun broadcasting. When Macfadyen announced his return for those episodes, they had to be rewritten. [35] To get the interrogation as true to life as possible, the producers consulted with ex-Army advisors who were trained in questioning terror suspects. [38] The majority of cameras were handheld,[14][16] and the filming crew used a variety of lenses, including long-focus lenses,[14] fisheye lenses,[19] and swing and tilt lenses. [55][56] The interactive service, which provided Spooks viewers with an "extra dimension to the television experience" by allowing users to go through mock training sessions via remote control, also won an International iTV Awards. Jaffrey's first day of filming required him to perform a difficult speech he had to "launch into. [29] Another constructed set was the back of mobile surveillance vans, which was housed near the Grid set. 23 Jun. [16] Several cast members participated in stunt work. The "cocaine" was in actuality glucose powder that the actors did have to snort. Rupert Penry-Jones (right) plays Adam Carter, a character who would take over Tom's position after the third episode. Welcome to the Spooks guide at TV.com.Take a trip into the world of deception and espionage that is MI5. Watch Spooks - Season 3, Episode 10 - Episode 10: It's Fiona's birthday, and she's not likely to forget it. After Tom's exit, it allowed Danny's character to develop further. [26] One example is the two powers aiding the Afghan Mujahideen in 1989 before pulling out of the country; this ultimately led to the rise of Al-Qaeda. One of the difficult things about looking at these organisations is it's very hard to find out what the successful operations were. The sixth series of the BBC espionage television series Spooks began broadcasting on 16 October 2007 before ending on 18 December 2007. [30] Brenton had already written the first two episodes as if he was not coming back. The producers knew that Macfayden was leaving, and were "99% sure" that he would not appear at all in Series 3. New crew members were brought in with the requirement that they were fans of the series and have ambition, so that they can understand Spooks. On this page you will find information on some of the more prominent locations used in Spooks. The writers initially wanted to expand on the potential Danny and Sam Buxton relationship which began in the second series, but the idea was dropped in favour of his affection towards Zoe, as the producers believed that was delivering more. ", where Mace and Khordad meet in Hebron, was filmed on a roof garden in below zero temperatures; however, McInnerny and Paul Bhattacharjee wore summer clothes. The second to ninth episodes were pre-empted on Saturday nights, starting 16 October 2004, on digital channel BBC Three. Enjoy! With Tim Bentinck, Tony Blair, Todd Boyce, George W. Bush. "[52] Mackenzie ended up rating the series eight stars out of ten. The producers noted that McDiarmid played Roberts with the right amount of vulnerability, strength and stubbornness. [63] The scene in which Danny is killed in the finale was voted the third "Favourite Moment". The beginning scene in "Who Guards the Guards? 4. [16], Director Jonny Campbell helped search for several "interesting locations" for the first block to draw the audience with interesting visuals. [19] However, Penry-Jones was disappointed he was not given a gun at all throughout the third series. List of Spooks characters. [16] "The Sleeper" included scenes filmed at the University College London; a lecture room in the college was where the third series started filming. ), and in the final episode, it becomes abundantly clear that, in the next season, Zafar Younis (Raza Jaffrey) will be taking Danny's place while ensuring that the "minority" checkbox remains ticked. Through the daughter's introduction, Harry would appear more human as opposed to the boss who "barks orders" to his officers. Thames House The building used in the series to represent the exterior of Thames House is actually the Freemason’s Hall, London. [15] The club Mace frequents was filmed at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall. The production crew considered having Oyelowo wearing sunglasses to shield his eyes from any possible glass shards, but they later chose against it. Rate. The series consists of eight episodes. Danny and the team must uncover the truth behind an assassination attempt on a famous novelist. Full lists of the names of the cast and crew for Series 6, Episode 3 of BBC ONE drama Spooks. 3. Season: OR . Jennie Muskett and Sheridan Tongue composed the original music. 2. S4, Ep1. [14] However, there were exceptions. The third series of the British spy drama television series Spooks (known as MI-5 in the United States) began broadcasting on 11 October 2004 on BBC One, and ended on 13 December 2004. The actor wanted Danny to be killed off, reasoning that since Tom and Zoe left as disgraced officers, having Danny leave a disgraced officer also would be "one time too many" for a series that is meant to second guess the audience. 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