A topical and edgy drama about passion, jeopardy and the intrigue of people who have to lie for a living and can never tell the truth to their loved ones about what they do, MI5 is among the station's top-rated dramas from the BBC.
This fast-moving series takes viewers into the thrilling world of MI5, the clandestine security service, and follows the daring exploits of Section B, a small group of top-flight agents in the counter-terrorism division. Tied closely to events happening around the globe, the stories interweave high-tech, covert plans of action with the complications that such highly pressured jobs bring to interpersonal relationships - outside and inside of the department.
post-9/11 world where the role of the Intelligence services and secret agents
is being thrown into greater relief, MI5
is a timely drama created by David Wolstencroft (Psychos) and boasts a strong
cast: Matthew Macfadyen (Pride And Prejudice, Secret Life, Enigma); Keeley
Hawes (Ashes To Ashes, Tipping The Velvet); Peter Firth (Pearl Harbor, The Hunt
for Red October); and Jenny Agutter (An American Werewolf In London, The Eagle
Has Landed, Logan's Run). Guest stars also include: Anthony Head (Buffy, Little
Britain); Hugh Laurie (Stuart Little, House); Kevin McNally (Pirates of the
The series has won multiple awards, including: BAFTA Best Drama Series 2002; International EMMY Nomination Best Drama 2005; and BAFTA Best Interactive TV Website 2005.
Catch MI5 in back-to-back episodes from 9 to 11 p.m. on Oct. 3, 10, 17, and 24, and then every Wednesday night at 9 p.m.
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