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Spy-fi autumn: Spooks series eight

27/04/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Following the climax of series seven of Spooks, spy-fi fans will be waiting to find out which of the UK's favourite sci-fi spies will return to their TV screens.

The last series saw the appointment of ice cold Ros Myers (Hermione Norris) to Head of Section D and the release of Lucas North (Richard Armitage) after eight years in a Russian prison.

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Harry Pearce's (Peter Firth) elite team of spies were forced to quickly adapt to their new dynamic following the death of Adam Carter, but there was no time to mourn their colleague as the Russians descended on London and a mole within Section D was discovered.

Chris Fry, Spooks' producer, told the Nest, "I'm really relishing the challenge of maintaining Spooks' reputation for gripping, fast-paced drama which keeps viewers guessing and glued to their seats."

Simon Crawford Collins, at Kudos Film added, "Series seven was such a huge success, it managed to really capture the imagination of fans and critics alike, so this series we're pushing ourselves even harder to stay ahead of the news agenda and keep viewers hooked. We have plenty of twists and turns up our sleeves and can't wait to see the response from fans."

In the finale of the series, old school spy Connie James was exposed as the Russian's insider and, in a race to save London from a nuclear explosion, she paid the ultimate price for betrayal, sacrificing herself to save Ros and Lucas.

Although London was saved from disaster, it's not over for Section D as Harry is missing in action following a meet with the Russian intelligence services, the FSB, and was last seen being bundled into the boot of a car...

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