Spooks to End

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Spooks to End

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:05 am

Sorry to be the bringer of bad news, folks, but Spooks is to end after Series 10.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/au ... pooks-axed


After a decade of bumping off cast members at regular intervals, BBC1's spy drama Spooks is itself being killed off.

However, in an unusual move for a successful TV show, it is Spooks producer Kudos rather than the broadcaster that is calling time on the drama, deciding to end the popular security services series "in its prime" with the last episodes airing this autumn.

The 10th and final series will focus on the only remaining original lead character, head of counter-terrorism Harry Pearce, played by Peter Firth.
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Postby WannabeAngua » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:06 am

Oh nooooo, I love spooks :cry:
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Postby meerkat » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:09 am

The Firths are a good acting family! Drooool!
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:12 am

Well, there you go. I wondered how long it'd go for.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:16 am

What is it? Is it to do with the supernatural? :?
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:18 am

Tonyblack wrote:What is it? Is it to do with the supernatural? :?


Tony, it's a BBC drama about spies working for MI5. :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:24 am

OK - not ghosts then? :lol: I've never heard of it before.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:26 am

That's because there's a big, square, gap in your living room that should really house a telly!!
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:34 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:That's because there's a big, square, gap in your living room that should really house a telly!!
Nah, I can do without. Especially since I got yet another threatening letter from the TV licence people this morning. :roll:
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:38 am

Tonyblack wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:That's because there's a big, square, gap in your living room that should really house a telly!!
Nah, I can do without. Especially since I got yet another threatening letter from the TV licence people this morning. :roll:


Should come to Australia, then. No TV licences. :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:55 am

Quatermass wrote:
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Bouncy Castle wrote:That's because there's a big, square, gap in your living room that should really house a telly!!
Nah, I can do without. Especially since I got yet another threatening letter from the TV licence people this morning. :roll:


Should come to Australia, then. No TV licences. :)
A bit drastic just to watch TV. :lol: I don't watch TV because I don't want to - not because I object to buying a licence. I object to be hounded by the licence people because I choose not to own a TV set.
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Postby meerkat » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:04 pm

But they should KNOW you don't have a set, Tony!
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:15 pm

meerkat wrote:But they should KNOW you don't have a set, Tony!
It works like this Meer. They have a record of every address in Britain and every licence. Their computer throws out addresses that aren't covered by a licence and those addresses are sent a series of progressively more threatening letters.

If you (like me) don't have a TV set you are expected to contact the licence people and tell them unless you want to continue getting the letters. But even if you do that, they don't believe you and they send someone around to confirm that you aren't lying.

So, just because I choose not to have a TV set, I have to fork out on a stamp to tell them that I don't have one and then I have to inconvenience myself by having an inspector come to my home and searching it to make sure I don't have a TV set.

Even if I did all that, I would only be spared the threatening letters for a period of three years.

Now there's such a thing in this country as being innocent until proven guilty. I should not have to prove that I am innocent just to satisfy a bunch of lazy bureaucrats. Their officers do not have a statutary right of entry and I, frankly, don't see why I should have to allow some stranger into my home so they can nose around. :evil:

This has become a matter of principle to me now.
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Postby meerkat » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:20 pm

Blimey, didn't know they did THAT! :shock:

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:34 pm

I went without a TV for a year, and wrote to tell them (after I got a letter from them) that I had no TV, and please feel free to come round and check.

Never heard another word.

They might, though, say that your computer is capable of receiving a signal, and insist you get a licence because of it.
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