Category Archives: TV

Spooks season 5 begins

Just finished watching the first episode of the new season of Spooks on BBC 1 (waiting for ep 2 to start in 20 mins on BBC3) and I have to say they have really been suckling at the teat of 24 for the plot.

The nightmare scenario. Elements of the security services conspiring with members of the corporate and media infrastructure of the country to allow terrorists to carry out a series of terrorists on the country. The aim of which is cause a complete breakdown of the government system so they can assume control of the country. Citing global climate change, dwindling fuel supplies and international terrorisim, they believe the current democratic system will not be able to cope with the future chaos the country will face. If the country is to survive then the niceties of democracy must be sacrificed.

Sound familier? It could be the plot of the next season of 24 or pulled straight from a 1001 conspiracy website. Stonking good episode though. Can’t wait for the next one in 15 minutes.

I’d give it a 4 out of 5