Spooks known as MI-5 in some countries is a British television spy drama series that originally aired on BBC One from 13 May to 23 October , consisting of 10 series. 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. It is notable for various stylistic touches, and its use of popular guest actors. In the United States, the show is broadcast under the title MI The show consists of 86 episodes, beginning in May and ending in October
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While America gave us 24 and Jack Bauer beating the crap out of terrorists, escaping nuclear explosions and double-crossing moles, we had Spooks — the very British spy series with the thrills of James Bond and the hard, stoic glare of John Humphrys confronted with Ex on the Beach. But what have its huge ensemble of talented actors been up to since? Here's a ranking of the main stars' post-show careers so far we've purposely left out those who were already TV legends like Jenny Agutter and Robert Glenister :. Shauna MacDonald Sam Buxton. Since playing admin officer Buxton, Shauna's biggest role was as the lead character Sarah in British horror The Descent and its sequel. Her most high-profile roles since then include an episode of Ripper Street and she currently voices Professor Squawkencluck in the new Danger Mouse series.
L ong before Bodyguard kept us on the edge of our seats, Line of Duty had us spinning theories into the small hours of the morning and Game of Thrones demonstrated that no character is too big to meet a violent end, there was Spooks. Created by the then newcomer David Wolstencroft and co-written with the acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Howard Brenton The Romans in Britain , Spooks, which started in , was a post-cold war spy thriller with a difference. If that sounds slightly ludicrous then in truth the great appeal of Spooks was the way in which it always walked a fine line between the sublime and the ridiculous.