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Spooks Code 9, Episodes 1-6, Series 1: The year is 2013. London has been evacuated following a nuclear bomb and the country's power base has shifted north. In the wake of the attack, MI5 must completely restructure and establish field offices across the UK, working to gather intelligence from the very heart of local communities.

They need young, new officers on the ground, and fast. Luckily, Britain's youth is more than up to the challenge and is fighting back from the attack with a new sense of patriotism, combined with the hedonism that comes from being face to face with their own mortality. It's members of this new generation of patriots who help make up MI5's new Field Office 19.

Led by experienced spook Hannah (Joanne Froggatt, Life On Mars) the rookie team is made up of Charlie (Liam Boyle, Drop Dead Gorgeous) a mathematician and genius problem solver, Rachel (Ruta Gedmintas, The Tudors) an ex-police officer with ambitions to be a leader, and Jez (Heshima Thompson, Prime Suspect: The Final Act) a new breed of spook altogether - a former criminal gone straight. As well as Vik (Christopher Simpson, Brick Lane) who chose MI5 over a career in his family's business, whilst Rob (Andrew Knott, The History Boys) was a junior doctor at the time of the bomb and Kylie (Georgia Moffett, Doctor Who) was a psychology student, just back from her gap year.

Directed by Toby Haynes
Cast: Andrew Knott, Heshima Thompson, Liam Boyle, Ruta Gedmintas, Georgia Moffett, Christopher Simpson, Lorraine Burroughs, Philip Arditti, Parvez Qadir, Myles Keogh, Joanne Froggatt, Piers Mettrick
Produced by Patrick Schweitzer, Hugo Heppell
BBC 2008