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.


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,

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.


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





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.org. KCET

is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about

KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events,

please visit kcet.org.

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