Spooks (2002–2011)

The Kidnap 

The team investigates a suspicious plane crash near an American airbase in the UK and uncover a link to the mysterious "Copenhagen". Ros's captors subject her to mental torture and reveal some disturbing news about Zaf.


Charles Beeson


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Penry-Jones ... Adam Carter
Peter Firth ... Harry Pearce
Hermione Norris ... Ros Myers
Miranda Raison ... Jo Portman
Gemma Jones ... Connie James
Hugh Simon ... Malcolm Wynn-Jones
Matthew Marsh ... Bob Hogan
Agni Scott ... Ana Bakhshi
Simon Abkarian ... Dariush Bakhshi
William Bateman William Bateman ... Air Traffic Controller
Claire Cox ... Magritte
Steph Bramwell Steph Bramwell ... Psychiatrist
Fred Perry Fred Perry ... Alan
Trevor Byfield Trevor Byfield ... Old Freak (as Zig Byfield)
James Laurenson ... Sholto


The crash of a cargo airplane near a secret US army base diverts MI-5's attention from the Iran situation. The Ministry of Defense has put out press releases saying it was equipment malfunction but MI-5 learns they may have been carrying biological weapons on board. The US base is known as the UK's own "Area 51" and there is a permanent camp of UFOlogists convinced that there is some connection with alien life. Malcolm goes undercover to find out what is really going on. It all comes full circle when the crash is found to be related to the Iran situation and the identity of Copenhagen is revealed. Ros meanwhile goes off on her own - and against specific orders - to find Zaf who she is convinced is still alive. She is kidnapped by a group known as Yalta, a pro-British/anti-American group that is trying to recruit her. Written by garykmcd

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23 October 2007 (UK) See more »

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When Malcolm identifies the new Aurora spy plane, he says it's the "replacement for the S71." He should have said "SR71." See more »

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