CI5: The New Professionals

Season 1 Episode 1

Back to Business

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 19, 1999 on Sky1
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Back to Business
A meeting of international politicians is to take place in England to discuss the problems of disused nuclear weapons falling into terrorist hands. On a mission in Bulgaria, a CI5 agent sees a dummy run by terrorists, who plan to assassinate the politicians. CI5 must piece together what information they gain from the wounded agent, and try to track down where this top-secret conference is.moreless

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    Charlotte Cornwell

    Charlotte Cornwell

    The Minister

    Guest Star

    Bill Homewood

    Bill Homewood

    Superintendent Leonard

    Guest Star

    Brana Bajic

    Brana Bajic


    Guest Star

    Adrian Irvine

    Adrian Irvine


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • There are a couple of references to The Professionals. Malone begins his induction speech to new CI5 recruits by quoting George Cowley, the man who founded the organisation and who was in charge of it during the original show. The quote of Cowley's that Malone uses is heard during an induction Cowley himself gives to new CI5 recruits in the episode Old Dog With New Tricks. Sam tells Chris that they used to have an agent with a perm - a probable reference to Martin Shaw's character Ray Doyle. The episode ends with Malone saluting a photograph of George Cowley.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Malone: "Make sure this sceptred isle stays clean and smelling if ever so faintly of roses." I didn't say that, George Cowley did, the man who founded CI5. Not that it's just this sceptred isle any more, the whole damn' world. Nothing happens in New York or Nagasaki, Peking or St Petersburg that doesn't have repercussions, which is why we have agents in all of these places. Like the crime we fight, we are now international. Make no mistake about it, this world is a dangerous place.

      • Sam: You ever wonder why Malone paired us off, the Brit and the Yank?
        Chris: Pay back for the Boston Tea Party.

      • Sam: You all gung-ho and glory, Mr Top Gun. Me, cool, reliable.
        Chris: You complaining, Curtis?
        Sam: You rush in while I think it through? No, I'm not complaining. I like the odds.
        Chris: Odds?
        Sam: If one of us ends up in a bodybag, it's bound to be you!

      • Sam: It's your turn.
        Chris: Mine? What about the Turk?
        Sam: He wasn't armed.
        Chris: What about that three-foot machete?

      • Leonard: I don't know what your game is, Malone…
        Malone: Trying to catch terrorists. That's what my game is and I'd thank you to keep your bloody nose out of my business! Good day.

      • Malone: How are things in the CIA?
        Frank: Get to the point, Harry. You never did know how to schmooz.

      • Sam: Pigs live better than this.
        Chris: Yeah, well, in some people's eyes I am a pig. You know, cop, pig and all that.
        Sam: We're not cops.
        Chris: Sometimes I'm not sure what we are any more — cops, clean-up men, legalised thugs.
        Sam: Try bastions of freedom and justice.

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