Spooks is a series by The BBC revolving around the work of Section D of MI-5, the UK's Security Service. The show was renamed MI-5 in the USA due to racial connotations and possible confusion over the term "Spooks". The show is notable for its use of Split Screen as well as Not Quite Dead. It also does not have any credits at the beginning or end, to maintain a pretence of secrecy (the credits are available on the DVD release and its BBC3 "week in advance" airings).It provoked some controversy over the first series' second episode where a woman was killed by having her head shoved into a deep fat fryer (the victim, played by Lisa Faulkner, was being set up as a major character) and also for one featuring suicide bombers.The show ended in 2011 after ten seasons. In a show where Anyone Can Die and the one character who was considered to maybe have a plot shield has spent the last six weeks being put through the wringer, this made for a very tense finale.For more information, go here (Non-UK spoilers) and here.A Spin-Off with a Younger and Hipper cast called Spooks: Code 9, aired in 2008. Poor critical reception and ratings means it's not likely to be coming back.
This show provides examples of: