Returning: Spooks

Series Eight of Spooks finally comes to the ABC nearly a year after it aired in the UK. In fact Series Nine began late last month.

The series now moves to a new timeslot, 8:30pm Saturday October 30th, in place of The Bill.

There are 8 episodes in this series.

In episode one of series eight Harry (Peter Firth) is still missing following his meeting with FSB agent Victor Sarkisian (Peter Sullivan), and the strain is beginning to show on Section D. The team is thrown into turmoil when footage of Harry being executed at the hands of the Sacred Army of Righteous Vengeance (SARV) is posted on the web. Questions are raised about the authenticity of the video; nothing adds up and Ros (Hermione Norris) insists they must proceed as if Harry is alive. But the race is on to find him, because if he has not been killed yet, he most certainly will be once his captors no longer have a use for him.

When Sarkisian turns up dead, it looks like the team have lost their strongest lead. Who took Harry and what information are they trying to get out of him? New CIA liaison officer Sarah Caulfield (Genevieve O’Reilly), cannot offer any answers and the information provided by MI6 officer Stephen Hillier (Andrew Scarborough), turns out to be a red herring.

Help comes from an unexpected quarter when an old member of the team – Ruth (Nicola Walker) returns, fearing for her life.

The team discovers that Harry once thwarted a clandestine operation to smuggle weapons grade uranium into Iraq in order to justify the war. Harry managed to get the uranium out of the country and he only told one other person its whereabouts: Ruth. Now the rogue intelligence officers who masterminded the operation want their uranium back and they don’t care who they have to kill to get it.

When Ruth and her family are kidnapped, the race is on for Section D to save Ruth and Harry and to prevent the uranium from getting into the wrong hands. But they are up against worthy opponents who will go to any lengths to make Harry talk. Will Ros and the team get to Harry and Ruth in time?


  1. Get over it Ben. The Bill has only recently become worth watching, and only if there is absolutely nothing else. How dumb can British coppers be? Take my word for it and watch Spooks. You’ll not be dissapointed…….

  2. Spooks is a great show and somehow through sheer superhuman willpower I have resisted the temptation to get S8 and S9 elsewhere. Does anyone know why the ABC chose to wait a few weeks shy of 12 months to air S8?
    On a related topic are we to wait 12 months for S3 of Ashes To Ashes which started airing 7 months ago?

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