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Spooks: Sands of Time

Alice Krige as Elena Gavrik and Peter Firth as Harry Pearce

“I’M afraid we don’t have very much time.”

Sir Harry speaks for all Spooks fans in episode two of the final series.

As those sands of time continue to flow inexorably towards The End. Continue reading

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Spooks: Lara Pulver

Lara Pulver as Erin Watts

SHE’S the new woman on The Grid.

Essex-born actress Lara Pulver plays Erin Watts, the MI5 high-flyer who has been sitting in Sir Harry Pearce’s seat during his suspension.

Moving to head Section D when he is temporarily re-instated.

There’s more to Erin than first meets the eye. Continue reading

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Spooks: This Is The End

Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) and Ruth Evershed (Nicola Walker)

“NOT while I still draw breath.”

Sir Harry Pearce is a joy to behold in the first episode of the last ever series of Spooks.

With just six hours left before we say goodbye, the writers of our favourite spy drama appear intent on celebrating the man who has been there from the very start.

Or perhaps more accurately, a skilled actor by the name of Peter Firth. Continue reading

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Spooks: Amphitrite

Lucas takes aim in episode four

“WHOSE life did you ruin today, John?”

Spooks series nine, episode four.

The one where Lucas North – aka John – is in turmoil. Continue reading

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Spooks: Richard Armitage Extras

Richard Armitage as Lucas

THERE was a knock on the dressing room door while I was interviewing Richard Armitage on set for the new series of Spooks.

Yet another crisis had engulfed the small MI5 team responsible for saving us, and the rest of the world, on a weekly basis.

In the face of global warming and the threat of nuclear war, one more vital resource had run out at Thames House.

“There’s a milk shortage on The Grid,” apologised Richard.

So without the benefit of tea, we carried on.

You’d have been proud.

Today’s TV feature on Richard, who plays Lucas North, and the new series is here.

As ever, space was tighter than the Spooks’ milk budget.

So dedicated Spooks – and Richard Armitage fans – may like to read some of the extras below. Continue reading

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