September 15, 2006

MI-5: “The Special (Part 1) ” (A&E-TV)

Upcoming Airings:
Friday, September 15 @ 11pm/10C
Saturday, September 16 @ 3am/2C

The heart-pounding series about England's top anti-terrorist team is back with a bang - literally. As the MI-5 agents attend the funeral for Danny (killed by a Middle Eastern terrorist), a bomb explodes in a street market, killing innocent civilians. A new terrorist group, the Shining Dawn, is responsible, and it's vowed to detonate a bomb ever 10 hours unless its leader is released. The MI-5 team rushes to stop them, but they're thwarted by a mole in their headquarters and with the next bomb about to go off, they don't have time to find out who it is. Peter Firth, Rupert Penry-Jones, Nicola Walker, Olga Sosnokova, Rafa Jeffrey, Anna Chancellor, and Miranda Raison star.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 15, 2006 4:16 PM
Comments

Granted it's a good show; miles above all the dreck that's also on A& E. It was even prophetic about the Libyan US rapprochement, and the London bombers. It's also suggested Al Queda cooperation with elements like the IRA. However, its focus is a bit odd; the first episodes dealt with anti-abortion bombers in Britain; BNP like assassins; which they'll follow up this season) a ProLikud
terror squad, aided by a Conrad Black type media
mogul; this Shining Dawn, I gather won't really
be the kind of enemy were expecting. That, and
the bodycount and staff turnover would make Jack Bauer flinch.
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Posted by: narciso at September 15, 2006 8:35 PM
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