MI-5 8 Seasons 2009

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7. Episode 7 TV-14 CC

When Section D discovers that a group of Hindu nationalists is planning an attack on the Muslim community, the race is on to find out when and where. Their only asset is a scared teenage boy who cannot handle the pressure, and Lucas has his work cut out trying to keep him on-side. Meanwhile, the team makes a shocking discovery about Nightingale and a horrifying realisation dawns on them.

Starring:
Sagar Arya, Ashley Kumar
Runtime:
1 hour 0 minutes
Original air date:
December 16, 2009

Episode 7

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Season 8
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    1. Episode 1 Harry is still missing, and there is one question on everyone's mind: is he dead, or alive? Section D discovers that Harry thwarted a clandestine operation to smuggle weapons-grade uranium into Iraq to justify the war. Now the rogue officers who masterminded the operation want their uranium back, and they are prepared to go to any lengths to get it. If Harry isn't dead already, is it too late to save him?

    TV-14 59min November 4, 2009
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    2. Episode 2 The country reaches crisis point when energy supplies are threatened by an explosion at a gasprocessing plant. With reserves on the verge of running out, Britain is forced to turn to Tazbekstan for help. But in return for energy, the Tazbek Trade and Industry Secretary, Urazov, wants carte blanche to wipe out his enemies on British soil. Is this a price worth paying, or can Section D get rid of Urazov in order to secure the deal?

    TV-14 58min November 11, 2009
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    3. Episode 3 The pressure is on for Section D when a secret meeting of powerful tycoons is stormed by armed terrorists and eight of world's richest men are taken captive. But this is no normal hostage situation. Undercover at the time, Ros is one the hostages. As events spiral out of control, it looks like no one will make it out alive. Is this the end of the road for Ros?

    TV-14 57min November 18, 2009
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    4. Episode 4 Lucas's past comes back to haunt him when his former torturer, Darshavin, turns up with intelligence about a bomb in London. Harry fears Darshavin still has a psychological hold over Lucas, but Darshavin will not deal with anyone else. With innocent lives at risk, Lucas must confront his demons for the sake of the nation. Can he overcome his Nemesis in order to save the day, or will the pressure be too much to bear?

    TV-14 59min November 25, 2009
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    5. Episode 5 Section D is caught on the back foot when two CIA agents are found dead. As the team tries to make sense of the murders, more officers are killed. MI5 is placed on high alert, but Ros insists on putting herself in the firing line in order to draw out the killer. Will the risk pay off, or will Ros become another victim? Meanwhile, Ros's mentor raises questions about Harry's past, and Ruth makes a shocking discovery.

    TV-14 59min December 2, 2009
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    6. Episode 6 With Britain on the verge of financial meltdown, Section D must recover over £1 billion from one of the world's most impenetrable banks, or the country will slide into depression. The team needs vital account information from one of the bank's employees, but has no idea where he is, and a team of deadly assassins is out to silence him. Will Section D get to its asset in time to pull Britain back from the brink?

    TV-14 59min December 9, 2009
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    7. Episode 7 When Section D discovers that a group of Hindu nationalists is planning an attack on the Muslim community, the race is on to find out when and where. Their only asset is a scared teenage boy who cannot handle the pressure, and Lucas has his work cut out trying to keep him on-side. Meanwhile, the team makes a shocking discovery about Nightingale and a horrifying realisation dawns on them.

    TV-14 1h 0min December 16, 2009
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    8. Episode 8 With India and Pakistan on the brink of war, emergency talks are set up in an exclusive London hotel. Section D faces its biggest challenge yet, as the team tries to avert the first nuclear confrontation since World War II. When the Indian delegation abandons the talks, it looks like Nightingale's sinister plan will succeed. Lucas and Ros place themselves in grave danger in a final attempt to defeat Nightingale. But will they make it out of the hotel alive?

    TV-14 59min December 23, 2009

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Edward Hall
Starring Sagar Arya, Ashley Kumar
Supporting actors Imran Mirza, Phaldut Sharma, Peter Firth, Hermione Norris, Nicola Walker, Harmage Singh Kalirai, Richard Armitage, Tobias Menzies, Nav Sidhu, Darren Kuppan, Faraz Ayub, Shazad Latif, Bhasker Patel, Aria Prasad, Glen Stanway
Season year 2009
Network BBC America
Executive Producer Simon Crawford Collins
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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72 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Joan C. Crenshaw on January 7, 2011
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It's good to see Series 8 released to the American audience. This is one of my favorite series and has been since series 1. I already purchased mine at Amazon UK as "Spooks" because I couldn't wait and I own a region-free dvd player.

The stories are realistic and timely, the acting superb (with one exception), and the action is fast-paced. Actress Genevieve O'Reilly struggles with an American accent and some decidedly non-American idioms, but that's a minor complaint.

And in typical MI-5 fashion, Section D sustains personnel losses, often when the viewer least expects it. Long-time viewers will be pleased to see Ruth Evershed return in an exceptionally good storyline, and in another Lucas North is confronted by the man who imprisoned and tortured him for 8 years. I'm a fan of Richard Armitage, but I watched the series before he joined and will continue till the Powers That Be cease production.

On its' worst day, MI-5 beats 99% of other dramas' best days hands down.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Ray TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 11, 2011
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At eight years running, most TV shows begin to loose steam. Either the stories become increasingly far-fetched, the cast becomes tired and pushed into new settings to "freshen" the story line, or the series begins to realize that, after telling so many stories, there are simply no more to tell. We've seen this in series after series, and it reminds one of what Carl Reiner insisted upon after five years of unparalleled success in The Dick Van Dyke Show" back in the early 1960's: he ended the show at the height of its popularity to leave on a high point in order not to experience the slow and painful unwinding most shows suffer as they pass their apogee, yet continue to run because they remain economically viable.

MI-5 not only escapes that fate, but actually breaks it and throws it in the trash bin. After eight years, the series is strong, engrossing, intelligent, suspenseful, and continues to expand on it's base story line, the "defense of the realm" by common people who become officers of "5" from all walks of life. This is easily one of the best produced, acted, and scripted television shows ever made, and that's saying a lot, but, in my opinion, its absolutely the truth. These episodes are like 60-minute movies rather than TV shows, and the suspense and intrigue so immense that there can only be counted two, or perhaps three, truly "weak" episodes in the eight year run of some 70 - 80 episodes (and one of the weakest episodes is the pilot, which is typical as new shows get started and are unsure how to immediately handle all the show's components).
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Julia Walker VINE VOICE on January 25, 2011
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I've never understood why the marketing people changed the name of this series from _Spooks_ to _MI-5_. I know why they changed the first Harry Potter title for the American market (it was called _Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone_ in the UK): they think we are stupid. But how is MI-5 more accessible for a US audience?

But, although I do think names are massively important (Juliet, let us remember, was wrong, wrong, wrong,) none of that really matters with this series. It's just so amazingly good . . . .

In most long-running series, the production values get better while the plots get worse. Not true here. The issues are timely and sharply focused and remarkably balanced. As an American, I feel the slings and arrows of British opposition to our foreign policy, but fair enough. I've started using clips from the series in my Humanities class as examples of how much the US resembles the Athens of Thucydides.

As the other reviewer says, the casting is impeccable. And I've been hoping for the return of Ruth, the dead-pan intel genius.

This is a great series at a good price. My only complaint is that there are so very few episodes.

PS and I agree with the first reviewer about the CIA woman's accent/vocab; who could believe a CIA operative saying "I don't like being messed about" ???
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 21, 2011
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This is one of the best television series ever, in my opinion. Fascinating characters, carefully drawn, in grippingly suspenseful thrillers. The show also provides a really interesting view into one of the world's oldest democracies, as it struggles to maintain its essential British character in an age when empire is becoming a distant memory.

In short, love the show, and loved season 8 almost, but not quite, as much. Aspects of both the story arc and individual stories had strong echoes of seasons past and made me wonder if the shows best days are behind it.

Also a gripe -- as I write this episode 6 is not available. Why? Somewhat unlikely that a single episode in the middle of a series has different licensing issues than the rest of the season.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ceela on February 13, 2011
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The MI-5 series is excellent. It is tense, suspenseful, well acted and thoroughly enjoyable. I was a fan of 24 when it first started, but grew weary. This series deals with the terrorist environment, but in a much more thoughtful way. It's also interesting (and quite amusing) to get the British point of view and their barbed comments about Americans and American politicians.

Thank you, Amazon, for making the complete series 8 available. It is most appreciated, but there do seem to be a couple of gaps. I believe that episodes 6 and 7 may have been cut short a bit. I look forward to future seasons.
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