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Rupert Penry Jones and Tim McInnerny join the cast of Spooks as a new series starts filming for BBC ONE

"Slick and stylish" (The Express)
"Fantastically entertaining" (Heat)
"Splendid spy stuff" (Financial Times)
"Spooks is total commitment TV" (Sunday Telegraph)

Bafta award-winning, top-rating Spooks is back – as topical and timely as ever – for a new season of dynamic, cutting edge drama this autumn on BBC ONE.

Paul Connolly, writing in The Times, said: "The BBC's drama output is back on form. The most recent success has been Spooks. Last night's series finale was spectacular. This was an hour of relentlessly exciting and beautifully constructed television and quite possibly the best hour of television I have seen this year."

MI5's crack team of spies Tom (Matthew Macfadyen), Zoe (Keeley Hawes) and Danny (David Oyelowo) has long guarded its hard-earned reputation for infiltrating and thwarting the machinations of arms smugglers, international terrorists
and drug dealers.

But their own secret and compelling world was itself rocked to the core and their personal allegiances under threat of extinction when Tom's erratic behaviour caused his closest partners to doubt him at the end of the last series.

The third series opens at the exact moment the last episode ended. Tom has sensationally disappeared, Harry (Peter Firth) is critically injured and the team is in disarray.

Was it treachery? Will they ever see Tom again? And how will they begin to discover the truth?

Newcomer Adam Carter (Rupert Penry Jones) is recruited by Harry from MI6 and his casual confidence galvanises the group into action.

Spooks also features return appearances from Megan Dodds, Nicola Walker and Shauna MacDonald, as well as a new character, Oliver Mace (Tim McInnerny).

And in the opening episode Frances Tomelty features in a Machiavellian cameo role.

Written and created by David Wolstencroft, Spooks is also written by Howard Brenton, Rupert Walters, Ben Richards and Elizabeth Anne Wheal.

Spooks is currently filming in London for transmission later this year.

The producer is Andrew Woodhead and executive producers are Simon Crawford Collins, Jane Featherstone for Kudos and BBC Head of Drama Commissioning Gareth Neame.

Spooks is a Kudos production for BBC ONE.

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