Get to Know MI5 from the Beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 9 PM

Burbank, CA - October 1, 2012 - KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station, reboots the action-packed drama, MI5, to the first season beginning Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m.  

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.

In the 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 Caribbean); and David Calder (Bramwell, Perfume).

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.



On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit

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