Spooks

Caroline Frost

'I Take Myself Too Seriously'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

'The Hobbit' star Richard Armitage has revealed that he lacks his co-star Martin Freeman's optimistic view of the world, and probably takes himself to...

Caroline Frost

How David Oyelowo's Scary, Spooky Exit Paid Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

David Oyelowo has had his share of pinch-me moments in the last few years - co-starring with Tom Cruise, looking up at his idol Daniel Day-Lewis on th...

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: RPJ Back In With The Spooks In 'Whitechapel'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

The return of Whitechapel found DI Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones) and co thrust straight from the murky, almost medieval world of murder by stones, int...

Robert Lindsay Leaves 'Line Of Duty' Cast After Two Days

PA | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Robert Lindsay has withdrawn from police drama 'Line Of Duty' after just two days on set, according to reports. The 'My Family' star took the role ...

OHM and Other Three-Letter-Agencies

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Tech
Arjen Kamphuis

Four years ago a somewhat unknown Australian hacker with some new ideas about the future of journalism gave the opening keynote at HAR2009. His site was called Wikileaks and some of us had a hunch that this concept might be going places. We had no idea just how far that would be...

Caroline Frost

EXCLUSIVE: 'Spooks' Film 'In The Works'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Much-loved spy drama 'Spooks' could make the move to the big screen, with one of its stars revealing that there is a script in the works, being penned...

Caroline Frost

'The Protectors' - The Best Offering Of Nordic Noir Yet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

The UK distributors of Nordic Noir are no fools. Following our rapturous devotion to Sarah Lund and sadness at waving her goodbye, they're tirelessly ...

What Are Our Intelligence Services Doing in Our Name?

Bob Morgan | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Tory MP Andrew Tyrie, chairman of the all-party group on rendition, said the Justice and Security Bill would make it more difficult to establish the truth about Britain's complicity in kidnap and torture and make us all less safe. I think he is right about that.

Caroline Frost

'Hobbit' Star Richard Armitage Reveals He Nearly Didn't Come Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Richard Armitage, star of Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit', confesses he fell so much in love with New Zealand during his time filming the epic, he nearly...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Hunted - Or A Lesson In How To Spoof Spooks

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

The BBC has not yet found its Spooks replacement. And it's no doubt been watching Homeland intently. Which is how we've ended up with Hunted. From...

Miranda Raison: 'He's So Handsome, But He's A Clown'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Miranda Raison admits that she was in awe of her co-star Toby Stephens when she first turned up on the set of Vexed, both because of his reputation an...

TRAILER: Is This The New Spooks?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Missing your dose of British spy drama since the demise of Spooks? Fear not. The BBC have debuted the first trailer for Hunted - a high-energy sec...

Death And Television: Shuffling Off Their Mortal Set

Paddy Duffy | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

Of course, death in the TV world is as inevitable as it is in the real one, especially in soaps or in Spooks, where the mortality rate seems to be worryingly high. Especially on public holidays.

Caroline Frost

Modern Spies Review: Is There Really A Licence To Kill?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

In the second part of this engrossing series, reporter Peter Taylor contented himself with asking of the modern security services two deceptively simp...

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: Modern Spies Debunks Some Myths, Creates New Ones

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

We were told from the outset that no one in this programme could discuss specific operations, which was suitably thrilling in itself. However, what fo...

Which TV Show Would David Cameron Bring Back For Christmas Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron prefers Albert Square to Ambridge and has a lot of sympathy for Jim Hacker's battles with Sir Humphrey, he has revealed. The prime mi...

Caroline Frost

Spooks' Harry Pearce: 'Ruth Romance Wasn't Scripted, We Just Flirted'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

"Will you just get on with it?" Even Peter Firth, the man behind Harry Pearce, Spooks' longsuffering backbone as MI5 chief, admits to wanting the ...

Spooks Finale Review: A Bang or a Whimper?

Caroline Frost | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

Time to get out the hankies, obviously dusting them first for fingerprints. After ten series of poker-faced shenanigans at the heart of the British security services, Spooks finally signed off for good last night, and from the outset, it was clear that stakes were high.

Jason Donovan's Strange Tactic For Getting 'Gritty' Roles

Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Jason Donovan hopes his turn on Strictly Come Dancing will lead to more "gritty" roles on television. But the former Neighbours actor admits he wil...

Is Spooks Going Out In Style?

Caroline Frost | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

While Downton Abbey begins to flex its narrative muscles, Spooks, in its final season, has the far harder task of going out with a bang, not a whimper, while somehow satisfactorily tying up all the loose ends - by which, obviously, I mean section chief Harry Pearce and trusty sidekick Ruth Evershed finally eschewing love for country in favour of something a little less abstract.

'Spooks' Romance Unscripted - Will There Be A Happy Ending?

Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Spooks star Peter Firth has revealed the romance between his character Harry and colleague Ruth was not scripted. The 57-year-...

POLL: 'Spooks' Takes On 'Downton Abbey' - What's Your Favourite?

Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Ratings hit Downton Abbey is to go up against long-running drama Spooks in a head-to-head Sunday night battle when the two shows ...

Spooks To Finish After Ten Years - Will Harry And Ruth Finally Get Together?

Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Spy drama Spooks is being axed after almost a decade on air. The BBC One show, which has featured stars such as Matthew Macfad...