Spooks 9 Seasons 2002

Amazon Instant Video

Season 1
Available on Prime
(140) IMDb 7.5/10
Available on Prime

1. Spooks - Episode 1 AGES_15_AND_OVER

A secretary is recruited to help catch the instigator of race riots.

Starring:
Matthew MacFadyen, Keeley Hawes
Runtime:
50 minutes

Spooks - Episode 1

By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Sold by Amazon Instant Video.
Season 1
Available on Prime
  • Included with Prime Instant Video

    1. Spooks - Episode 1 A secretary is recruited to help catch the instigator of race riots.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 50min 2002
  • Included with Prime Instant Video

    2. Spooks - Episode 2 A secretary is recruited to help catch the instigator of race riots.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 51min 2002
  • Included with Prime Instant Video

    3. Spooks - Episode 3 Zoe is caught in a siege at the Turkish Embassy.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 51min 2002
  • Included with Prime Instant Video

    4. Spooks - Episode 4 Anti-capitalist demonstrations intensify as President Bush prepares for a UK visit.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 52min 2002
  • Included with Prime Instant Video

    5. Spooks - Episode 5 The team track down a disgraced MP's memoirs, which are then leaked to the press.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 51min 2002
  • Included with Prime Instant Video

    6. Spooks - Episode 6 MI5 have to bargain with a terrorist when he offers information on a planned attack.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 51min 2002

Product Details

Genres Thriller
Director Bharat Nalluri, Rob Bailey
Starring Matthew MacFadyen, Keeley Hawes
Supporting actors Jenny Agutter, Peter Firth, David Oyelowo, Megan Dodds
Network BBC Worldwide
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Ms. T. A. Gilbert on 28 Aug 2006
Format: DVD
I started watching Spooks towards the end of series 2 and was instantly a fan! It was great to be able buy this set and start from the beginning, seeing how all of the characters build.

The photography and directing are great. The split screen approach allows you to get a view of the immediate history of two sets of characters in the moments before they collide... wonderful! It's also brave - the show makers are not scared of disaster hitting main characters and so retain suspence. The story lines are contraversial and there's no tip-toeing around topical politics.

I did make the mistake of putting the first DVD on late at night after an evening out and it took me a while to figure out how to get through the spy DVD set up and actually watch the first episode - but all part of the fun!

Buy it!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A. Duff on 22 Dec 2003
Format: DVD
This is the best television drama series ever to come out of the UK. So good, in fact, that it's difficult to single out one particular aspect for praise. The writing is superb, successfully treading the fine line between Bond-style escapism and searing realism. The cast are excellent without exception, a clever mix of talented new faces and stalwarts like Hugh Laurie and Jenny Agutter. It's confidently directed, beautifully shot and the editing and sound are flawless.
But most of all, it gets under your skin. You genuinely care about the characters; every episode is topical, sometimes terrifyingly so. It never ever fails to entertain, every episode ripping along at breakneck pace yet always putting characters before plot. And it doesn't let you switch your brain off: to understand and appreciate, you must watch and listen.
It pulls no punches either. The infamous 'chip fryer' scene is among the most horrifying I have ever seen on television. Yet there's nothing cartoonish or gratuitous about it, which only makes it all the more shocking. And the cliffhanger which closes the series is breathtaking.
The DVD features and packaging are great, although I echo the comments of other buyers: clever though the introduction is, a way to skip straight to the menu would be useful. Aside from that it's faultless.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
59 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Michael Galvin on 11 Mar 2004
Format: DVD
The first series of Spooks is a superior BBC drama (the second series unfortunately fell a little short, veering dangerously close to 'soap' at times) and this deluxe DVD edition has everything a fan could hope to have: the entire series (natch); the requisite 'background' and cast interviews; scripts; deleted scenes; and more.
The 'menu system' is a little peculiar (my father spent about 5 minutes watching it, wondering why the show was so boring!) but as Amazon says, you can skip over all the guff and get straight to the good stuff. And good stuff it is: excellent plots, top-notch acting (including one marvellously cast Hugh Laurie) and believable set-ups all contribute to a fine BBC series. Buy it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ste W on 1 Jan 2012
Format: DVD
I love Spooks, yes it's over the top, factually incorrect and slightly annoying but hey so's James Bond and most people love that too!

My main reason for leaving this review is to actually post something helpful to those people looking to find out how to navigate the episode selection, unlike many who say "Took me ages to figure out how to select scenes" or "the designers thought they were cool with the scene selection but it's annoying" and then they don't tell you how to do it!!

Use the cursors (up, down, left and right) to navigate between the clickable options on the screen and use enter to select. The episodes are obviously split between DVDs so don't look for episode 3 on disc 1, it's on the next disc although the DVD rack you have to choose from doesn't give that impression. Hope
this helps!

@SecBoyUK
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Cronin on 14 Mar 2012
Format: DVD
Just started watching this series for the second time with my wife who loves great TV but doesn't usually like "new things". She saw me watching series 8 and said, "How come we're not watching this one"? So I said, I'll watch it with you from the beginning and I'm in love all over again! This could be the best series ever done for TV. Certainly up there with The Wire, Deadwood (first two years)and The Sopranos. The writing, the acting the effects and the twists and turns of the plots are edge of the seat time. The ending of this first season is one of the most heart pounding ever shot for TV. Truly scary. I can't recommend this series highly enough. My wife and I are up to Series 3 and it is just a great ride...one of the few I could watch again and again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Webb on 27 Oct 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
had to return no English subtitles as described, seller immediately asked me to return for refund so no problem there, being deaf subtitles are the first thing I look for, my main gripe is why were subtitles on the description as there is nothing printed on the dvd at all not even the language spoken, still getting a refund will end the matter in this instance,
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
41 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Maskahl on 12 Feb 2011
Format: DVD
The menu design is, as other reviewers have pointed out, a real hindrance to accessing the actual content of this product. The first time you run the DVD it takes awhile for you to realise that, well, nothing is actually happening (what you're seeing isn't a storyboard that's going to disappear in a minute or two) and that you need to do something. No clues provided by the DVD as to what you have to do - or, in fact, that you have to do anything.
You have to work out how to use your remote control's buttons to (a) access a cursor, and then (b) move the cursor around and 'open' various objects in the storyboard that provide access to different elements of an underlying standard DVD menu system. (You have to identify the objects that can be opened, too, by trial and error.)
The problems with this design are manifold.
First off, I want to watch a TV show, not play an old-style computer game.
Second, I typically watch TV-series DVDs in the weekday evenings after I get home from work, while the thing I have bunged in the oven is cooking; and then after I've eaten, before going to bed. Their 45-minute format fits in with this time-table well, and I watch them to relax. Get that last word - relax! I don't want to be wound up by a time-consuming, user-unfriendly interface that eats 20 minutes of my precious 'relax' time before I even get to see a minute's drama.
Third, how long am I supposed to mess around trying to find the 'deaf' object that accesses the subtitles menu options (other amazon reviewers advise that there aren't any subtitles, so I could have wasted a lot of time)? I'm hearing impaired and always use subtitles when they are available.
Fourth, how do I know that I've actually accessed all the menu options that are on offer?
Read more ›
6 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search