JUST back from a day with MI5 on The Grid.
Filming for series six of Spooks is now well underway, based within sight of London’s Tower Bridge.
The new series of the award-winning BBC1 hit will feature one main story running through all the episodes.
Although details have to be held back until nearer transmission this autumn, the drama is again – as Spooks fans would expect – one step ahead of current world events.
Cast and crew were busy filming scenes for episodes five and six on the highly detailed set which portrays their fictional MI5 headquarters, known as The Grid.
Rupert Penry-Jones, who plays Adam Carter, chatted this morning after filming his first scene of the day.
We also spoke to Hermione Norris (Ros Myers), Peter Firth (Harry Pearce) and Gemma Jones, who plays a new character called Connie.
Miranda Raison, who plays Jo Portman, recalled her recent role in Doctor Who, as showgirl Tallulah.
Some Spooks fans who watched the two episodes last month – Daleks In Manhattan and Evolution Of The Daleks – may not even have recognised her.
Aside from changing her appearance with the help of a wig, Miranda also adopted a strong American accent for the Time Lord adventure.
There will be lots more on the new series of Spooks later this year.
But, for now, here’s the good news.
The word among the cast is that it’s even better than before.
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