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Sunday, January 10, 2010


(Pic: Rupert Penry-Jones, Hermione Norris and Richard Armitage)

Award-winning intelligence drama returns for a seventh series on BBC Entertainment.

More highly topical stories as the award-winning intelligence drama Spooks returns for a seventh series on January 11 at 21h30 on BBC Entertainment (channel 120 on DStv)

Having spent the past eight years in a Russian prison, Lucas North is welcomed back by MI5 supremo and old friend Harry Pearce, who was instrumental in finally securing his release. Lucas is keen to get back to work straight away and, with Section D’s current priority operation having a strong Russian connection, he could well prove invaluable. But, after eight years with only a high ranking Russian spymaster for company, can Lucas’s loyalty really be taken for granted?

Each episode focuses on a different terror threat, but the deepening of the new Cold War with Russia unfolds across the series; over several key episodes the team cross swords with this most menacing of modern foes.

The resulting stories enter into classic espionage territory. In a world where no-one can be trusted and nothing is secure, the team cannot rely on gadgets or technology to keep them safe, but instead must live by their wits as they face their most ingenious and determined enemies yet.

The cast includes Rupert Penry-Jones (Adam Carter); Richard Armitage (Lucas North); Peter Firth (Harry Pearce); Hermione Norris (Ros Myers) and Miranda Raison as Jo Portman.