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Episode #2.2 

An extremist mullah may be planning England's first suicide bombing. MI5's mole is discovered and tortured, leaving the team in need of someone who can get deep inside the mosque. A former ... See full summary »

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Bharat Nalluri (uncredited)
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Rene Costa ... Cafe Punter
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An extremist mullah may be planning England's first suicide bombing. MI5's mole is discovered and tortured, leaving the team in need of someone who can get deep inside the mosque. A former Algerian spy smuggles himself into the UK and offers to help - but his loyalties are questioned by Tom. As the mole gets closer and closer, he falls out of contact with the team, leading to a dramatic showdown in a schoolyard - with one child wearing a bomb. Written by Anonymous

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UK

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English

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9 June 2003 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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This episode was aired 2 years & 1 month before Britain actually experienced its first suicide bombing when 4 men blew themselves up on the London transport network, killing themselves & 52 other people, as well as injuring more than 700 others. See more »

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Tom Quinn refers to the method of torture used on Johnny as Strappado. It is actually Bastinado. The Strappado is a form of torture in which a victim is suspended in the air by means of a rope attached to his hands which are tied behind his back. See more »

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Mohammed Rachid: You are either very brave or none of the fool.
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Episode 2.2
14 May 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

A prescient episode of Spooks, broadcast two years before the London bombings of 7th of July.

It features a stand out performance by Alexander Siddig. He plays an Algerian spy Ibhn Khaldun who wants to defect to Britain and work for UK intelligence.

Tom uses him to infiltrate a mosque in Birmingham. Its Afghan imam is recruiting vulnerable youths to be suicide bombers.

Tom is unsure if he can trust Khaldun and unsure of his agenda.

Ruth Evershed makes her debut in this episode, she and Harry go on to create a special relationship in Spooks.

This a tense, unnerving episode right from the beginning when a young man is thrown out of a window.


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