Spooks

Season 1 Episode 5

Episode 5

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jun 10, 2002 on BBC
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Disgraced MP Hampton Wilder has written memoirs with the power to destroy the government. Moreover, an old KGB agent engaged in smuggling illegal arms has impugned the integrity of one of the Prime Minister's closest colleagues.

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    Hugh Laurie

    Hugh Laurie

    Jools Siviter

    Guest Star

    Tim Pigott-Smith

    Tim Pigott-Smith

    Hampton Wilder

    Guest Star

    Nicholas Farrell

    Nicholas Farrell

    Richard Maynard

    Guest Star

    Rory MacGregor

    Rory MacGregor

    Colin Wells

    Recurring Role

    Hugh Simon

    Hugh Simon

    Malcolm Wynn-Jones

    Recurring Role

    Graeme Mearns

    Graeme Mearns

    Jed Kelley

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Danny would not be driving or even the car that collected Hampton Wilder from the prison as there were so many television and still cameras there that his cover would be blown.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Tessa: (about Wilder) There's a sense of evil about him.
        Harry: MI5 doesn't do evil; just treachery, treason and armageddon.

      • Lermov: You're not MI6.
        Tom: Why not?
        Lermov: You have bad manners.

      • Jools Siviter: It has been a very, very long night. The death of an agent, and possibly one of the worst productions of Wagner I have ever seen. Dear God, the Valkyrie were all dressed in scuba gear.

      • Harry: You go at Maynard, go at him hard.
        Tom: He's a minister, we'll need Downing Street clearance.
        Harry: Bugger Downing Street.

      • Harry: Lermov is probably lying.
        Tom: Why!
        Harry: It's in our nature, whichever side you're on.

      • (Jools Siviter is texting on his phone in the middle of a Wagner opera.)
        Opera Woman: Do you mind awfully not doing that?
        Jools Siviter: Are you a Nazi, madam? You see us Wagner fans are a rum lot. In my spare time I like to bugger skinheads, so kindly don't tell me what I can and cannot do.

    • NOTES (4)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Jools Siviter [of Wagner]: It is a bit of a closet thing these days; people can't handle the dark side.
        Composer Richard Wagner's music is often overshadowed by his published antisemitism and association with the Nazi party circa World War II.

        The "dark side" is a reference to the Star Wars mythology where it is synonymous with evil.

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