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Spooks: The Lesser of Two Evils (S1EP6 BBC One 17 Jun 2002, Lorcan Cranitch)

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The Lesser of Two Evils: Patrick McCann, an IRA leader claims to have information about a nuclear attack on the UK mainland, can MI5 trust the IRA enough to give them what they want in return; 36 hours free of surveillance, free to do whatever they wish?

Regular Cast: Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Quinn), Keeley Hawes (Zoe Reynolds), David Oyelowo (Danny Hunter), Peter Firth (Harry Pearce), Esther Hall (Ellie Simm), Heather Cave (Maisie Simm), Hugh Simon (Malcolm), Graeme Mearns (Jed), Jenny Agutter (Tessa Phillips)

Guest Cast: Lorcan Cranitch, Linda Marlowe, Dinah Stabb, Henry Goodman, Shivani Ghai, Joel Trill, Barbara Keogh, John Owens, Alastair Parker

Writer: David Wolstencroft, Howard Brenton / Director: Andy Wilson

Airdate: 17 Jun 2002 on BBC One

Series: Spooks Season 1 Episode 6

Show Info: The cases of a group of MI5 officers based at the service’s Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid.