“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.
FILMING began last month on series 10 of Spooks, due on screen this autumn.
It’s now been confirmed that Sophia Myles has left the BBC1 drama after just one series as Beth Bailey.
While an old secret comes back to haunt Harry Pearce, played by Peter Firth.
Will this be the last series of Spooks?
I asked BBC Drama boss Ben Stephenson that very question a few weeks ago.
“HARRY!” Ruth has urgent news for the head of Section D in Spooks series nine, episode two.
But first, a recap.
IT begins with a funeral. Most Spooks fans will know who for. And ends with…
Spooks series nine, episode one. BBC1, 9pm next Monday.
There is much to report about the return of Sir Harry Pearce in a terrific opening hour.
FILMING of the 2010 series of Spooks has been going on for some time now.
But fans have been waiting for an official production release.
Well, here it is.
Although it raises more questions than it answers.
With what looks like quite a twist in the tale ahead.