Spooks: Code 9

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 1

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 10, 2008 on BBC Three
7.6
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Ex-police officer Rachel runs her first undercover operation as Field Office 19 investigates the activities of a couple of suspected arms dealers. When Field Office Leader Hannah is notified of a Prime Ministerial visit, she suspects an assassination plot, but will the team find the hitman in time?moreless

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  • A great way to kick off a new series.

    9.5
    Having never seen the original Spooks, I came into this show with zero expectations. Wow, what an exciting first show. The action was sharp and the characters are fun and lovable. The splashes of humour throughout are well placed -- I can tell they have a decent writing team behind this show. It is set in the not to distant future, which often results in a show being preachy about today's current events; however, I found the plot to be non-condescending and at times riveting. I did not entirely buy Charlie becoming the new leader, but it sets up an interesting dynamic for future episodes. I look forward to seeing what these talented young actors will offer us throughout the season.moreless
Nichola Dixon

Nichola Dixon

News Reporter

Guest Star

Nick Nevern

Nick Nevern

Theo Danakis

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Louis Dower

Louis Dower

Flynn Dixon

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Lorraine Burroughs

Lorraine Burroughs

Sarah Yates

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Charlie: He called me Sir! How cool is that?
      Vik: That's nothing, someone called me a "bloody Paki" yesterday, how cool is that?!
      Charlie: How exactly is that cool?
      Vik: Well, old school insults are making a comeback which I find reassuring.

    • Rob: What do you bring to the party?
      Charlie: Well, I can prove Fermat's Last Theorem!

    • Kylie: Don't men know how to floss?
      Rob: Looks like your tongue was doing it for him!

    • Rachel: Give me some news.
      Vik: Running a bit low on courgettes!

    • Charlie: (Voiceover at the start of the episode) A nuclear attack on London. In bomb terms the blast was relatively small, but the death toll wasn't. Over 100,000 incinerated and many more given a death sentence by radiation. For some people outside of the blast zone, life continued almost as normal, but after the attack nothing in our country would ever be the same again.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Charlie: Well, I can proof Fermat's last theorem.
      This is a reference to a medieval mathematician Pierre de Fermat. In 1637 he wrote in his book that he has proved mathematically a certain statement in number theory, but he didn't write the proof itself. It took 357 years for the rest of the world to proof Fermat's statement. In 1995 British mathematician Andrew Wiles published his proof of that theorem, thus ending one of the oldest riddles in the world of mathematics. Simon Singh published in 1998 his book Fermat's Enigma telling the whole story of this riddle from its conception till the solution.

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