Behind the scenes with Spooks stars
17 September 2010 Last updated at 09:54 BST
For a show which claims to draw its inspiration from real-life events - this summer has been a goldmine for the writers and cast of Spooks.
The show returns for its ninth series on Monday promising plotlines involving coalition governments, Middle East peace talks and even spies living in deep cover in the UK.
David Sillito has been taking a look behind the scenes.