MI-5

MI-5

Vol. 1

DVD - 2003
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Defending their country, deceiving their friends, MI-5 takes us into the secret world of the clandestine UK security service and the people who make up the elite team. This exciting, fast paced drama, full of split screens and technical wizardry, explores the passion, jeopardy and intrigue of people who have to lie for a living and deceive their loved ones about what they do.
Publisher: London : BBC Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, c2003
ISBN: 9780790784823
0790784823
Branch Call Number: DVD MI-5 Season 1
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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miaone
Sep 13, 2017

I agree about the defective discs, although I was finally able to watch most of the first episode. I remember watching the series on PBS years ago and liking it. It's very well done, but has such violence in it that I don't want to watch the series again, even if I could borrow an undamaged set of discs. The plot and characters are wonderfully done, but be prepared for terrifying scenes and things blowing up. It is, after all, about terrorism.

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babbo1903
Mar 27, 2017

I checked out one set, which turned out to be defective; all three disks, so returned it and
was sent another set, also defective. The disks wouldn't advance beyond a short (about two minute) video of a masked man breaking into an office - it just kept repeating. I am now in
line for a THIRD set. I hope the third time's the charm. I don't understand why the defective disks continued in circulation.

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Fionaenzo
May 09, 2012

Liked the show until they killed off the main characters later on in series. What's with that? Just start a different show already!

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stuvw27
Sep 19, 2010

Halfway decent little BBC TV potboiler about British domestic spooks with likable 2½ dimensional characters and lots of formerly trendy annoying camera work and editing. As the season progresses the characters get somewhat more interesting and the individual program plots seem more and more designed just to develop the regular characters.

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