The latest series of Spooks continues on BBC One and BBC Three with a two-part mission.
Caution: plot details contain spoilers.
Episode 6 – BBC Three Monday 9th October 10:30pm / Monday 16th October 9.00pm BBC ONE
Harry has agreed to help the British Government secure a deal with Saudi Arabia, set up by British cabinet minister Daniel Wise, as the spy drama continues.
The deal would mean that Britain will provide the Saudis with nuclear technology in return for a guaranteed oil supply to Britain for the next 20 years. MI6’s Saudi expert, Neil Sternin, is drafted in to support the MI5 team.
Wise starts to receive death threats warning him to pull out of the nuclear deal. Intelligence suggests that one of the Saudi Princes has links with Al-Qaeda and might want to sabotage the deal, so Ros goes undercover to identify which of the Princes is responsible.
Back on The Grid, Harry is giving new girl Sally a hard time as he resents her working at Ruth’s station.
MI6 man Neil is behaving suspiciously and starts snooping on Sally’s computer – does he have alternative agenda?
Through their informants, Adam and Zaf learn that a series of suicide bomb missions are being planned and the team concentrate on finding out the locations.
In a tense stand-off, Zaf shoots a suspected suicide bomber but he and Adam soon realise that his bomb is a dummy.
It becomes clear that the suicide bombers story was a red herring to draw MI5’s attention away from the real plot…
Across town, the Saudi embassy is stormed and Ros, still undercover with the Saudi royal family, is taken hostage in a terrifying siege.
She desperately needs to communicate with her team and help them unravel one of the most complex terror plots they have ever faced.
Harry is played by Peter Firth, Daniel Wise by Ian Bartholomew, Neil Sternin by Matt Day, Ros by Hermione Norris, Sally by Saskia Reeves, Adam by Rupert Penry-Jones, Zaf by Raza Jaffrey and Sharaf by Dhafer L’Abidine.
Episode 7 – BBC Three Monday 16th October 10:30pm BBC Three / Monday 23rd October 9.00pm BBC ONE
Ros is being held hostage in the Saudi Embassy, although the terrorists aren’t aware that she’s working with MI5, as the high-octane spy drama continues. The hostage-takers issue demands to the Saudi King – release Al-Qaeda prisoners or one hostage will be killed every hour.
Back on The Grid, the team realises that someone is feeding information to the terrorists. Suspicion falls on new girl Sally and the discovery of her dead body and the evidence planted by Neil on her computer seem to confirm their suspicions – but Jo remains unconvinced.
Meanwhile, Neil informs Sharaf of Ros’s true identity. Sharaf and his team capture her, and the earpiece linking her to The Grid is lost.
Jo and Malcolm trace the leak to Neil but, before he can be apprehended, he commits suicide. Adam is suspicious – why would Neil be helping an Arab terrorist group when his family were killed by Arab suicide bombers?
In the Embassy, the Saudi Prince with secret links to Al-Qaeda reveals his allegiance, believing the terrorists will spare him. But when he is executed instead, the team realises they aren’t dealing with Al-Qaeda after all. This is an Israeli plot designed to discredit the Saudis and de-rail the nuclear deal.
The Security Services storm the Embassy and Adam kills Sharaf in the struggle to save Ros. The true nature of the plot remains a secret as the world believes an Al-Qaeda plot has been foiled. The nuclear deal with Saudi Arabia goes ahead, with the Saudis lauded as a worthy ally who stand firm in the face of fundamentalism.
Ros is played by Hermione Norris, Neil by Matt Day, Jo by Miranda Raison, Sharaf by Dhafer L’Abidine, Malcolm by Hugh Simon, Adam by Rupert Penry-Jones and Zaf by Raza Jaffrey.