The Region 2 DVD box set for Series 10 of Spooks has been released in the UK on 28 November 2011. The Region 2 DVD is also payable as a Region 4 DVD – see page 2 for more info.
As far as we are aware, the above images are the official images of the DVD cover. This is the first time that Nicola is featured so prominently on the cover of a Spooks DVD box set.
Extras for the Region 2 DVD box set include :
Top 10 Spooks moments, as chosen by cast and crew
Episode 1 commentary with Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Writers) and Chris Fry (Producer)
Episode 6 commentary with Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Writers) and Bharat Nalluri (Director)
A featurette titled “Harry’s Game”.
Nicola was not asked to do any of the audio commentaries for this DVD box set. We have also been informed that she will not be available to do any interviews in connection with the DVD release.
US fans take note : Kudos has a habit of leaving the DVD extras out of the Region 1 DVD release, so you should seriously consider buying the Region 2 DVD box set if you wish to watch all the extras.
You can read more about Harry’s Game and the Top 10 Spooks Moments on page 2.
Trailer for the DVD release
We may be offered one or more prizes to give away as part of the publicity to be generated in connection with the DVD release. We are still waiting to receive further information from the relevant sources. Once we know, we will set out details of a competition here. We ran a similar competition back in March 2011 in connection with the Series 8 R2 DVD release.
Follow us on Twitter in order to receive all up to date news relating to competitions which we may run.
Universal Playback has launched a Spooks S10 DVD competition and you can enter via its Facebook page.
You have to be logged in to your Facebook account in order to see the details relating to this competition. Once you’re logged in and “liked” that page, you will see that you have to collect four codes in order to complete the entry form. The first two codes have already been published and this Facebook page will give you links as to where you can find them. Universal Playback have not yet announced where the last two codes can be found, so you should check back on this Facebook page often.
After you have successfully lodged an entry form, your name will be entered into a lucky draw. There are lots of very interesting prizes being offered. Go and check it out now!
Digital Spy and Whats on TV are also running Spooks Series 10 DVD competitions.
Update : 30 November 2011
Our own Competition!
You can read the details of our very own Spooks S10 DVD competition HERE.
Order from Amazon UK
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We have just received confirmation from an absolutely reliable source that the Region 2 DVD box set for Series 10 of Spooks will be released on 28 November 2011. Extras will include “Top 10 Spooks moments” as selected by cast and crew and a featurette called “Harry’s Game”. We may even be able to run a competition like we did when the Region 2 DVD box set for Series 9 was released. We will post more details as soon as we have more information. Put this on the top of your Christmas wish list! 😀
Update : 20 October 2011
Kudos held an End-of-Series party in London today and invited all cast and crew from previous series to attend. We know via Twitter that Peter Firth was still held up filming World Without End in Budapest and was unable to attend. At this party, the last ever episode of Spooks (episode 6 of Series 10) was screened for all attendees. Rupert Penry-Jones (who played “Adam” from Series 3 to Series 7) was there and posted this pic on Twitter to tease fans.
DVD Preview Clip
Update : 20 October 2011
This clip has been released by Helen James Productions on YouTube. Its taken from an interview which Nicola and Peter Firth gave to HJP as an extra for the DVD. The clip can be considered spoilery for any one who has not yet seen any episode from Series 10, so please proceed with caution.
@kraysler was there, on the streets of London, the day Nicola turned up to film the DVD extras with HJP. She didn’t see the actual filming of the extras, but she saw a bit of the filming of episode 5 from Series 10. You can read her report HERE.
Update : 28 October 2011
For reasons unknown, Helen James Productions have now removed the YouTube clip of the Series 10 DVD teaser clip (see link above). We’ll keep the link for now, in case they change their minds and make it available again.
Click the link below and pre-order the Region 2 box set NOW!
Update : 23 October 2011
The Telegraph takes a look at “Spooks – the Spies who are the Good Guys” HERE.
For more background information about the filming of Series 10, please read our companion Post.
After months of rumours and speculations on the internet (Twitter and various Spooks forums), Kudos, the production company behind Spooks, have finally made a formal announcement that Series 10 will be the last ever series for Spooks. You can read more about it in this Guardian article.
HERE is the official BBC Press Release about the end of Spooks.
HERE is Ian Wylie on the end of Spooks, with a short audio clip from Nicola on how she feels about this.
HERE is Cultbox’s report on this subject, complete with comments from Sam Vincent, writer of various episodes in Series 10. This piece also includes that BBC Drama trailer, in full, with no geographic restrictions.
HERE is another Guardian article commenting on the passing of Spooks.
Please take a moment now to observe a 30 second silence for the passing of a great TV show.
What’s going to happen to Harry and Ruth?
It is interesting to see this comment from Jane Featherstone, chief executive of Kudos and Spooks,
It was during the writing of the episodes [for Series 10] about Harry’s past and his relationship with colleague Ruth that [I] realized [I] wanted Spooks to end. … We’ve followed the arc of their personal story and I think they’ve brought us to a natural end, which you will all see played out later this year.
There is only one of three ways things can end for Harry and Ruth :
they finally get together (but Spooks is not known for doing happy endings)
they break up and go their separate ways, either voluntarily or because one of the characters get killed off (Spooks have done that too many times in the past, its getting old for its shock value) or
they leave the two characters “as is”, that is, neither moving forwards nor backwards (that would be most unsatisfying for fans).
The cast have already done interviews with various media sources in connection with Series 10. In particular, the Telly Rocket (@TheTellyRocket, the Sunday Express TV Editor’s Twitter account) have logged this tweet
Just did lovely chat with #spooks Nicola Walker. She told of audacious climax to series. Sounds brilliant. Chat to run autumn.
Spooks and Nicola fans, you can draw your own conclusions with that comment!
Old face(s) returning in Series 10?
In that Guardian article, Jane Featherstone did not rule out an old face or two “returning during flashback scenes to explain Harry’s past”. Indeed, Rupert Penry-Jones (@rpenryj) has also tweeted something to the same effect, though he said that he himself will not be returning. This Sun article went further and posted photos of two former Spooks to go with their article.
Who do you think will return? Who would you like to see come back, however briefly, to explain Harry’s past?
Transmission Date for Series 10
Although there has been no formal announcement from the BBC, through various sources, we have been told that Spooks Series 10 is likely to be transmitted in the UK during the second half of September 2011. This is further bolstered by the fact that an anonymous source has logged a post on one of the Spooks forums to the effect that the Series 10 Region 2 box set will be released in November 2011, as a two disc package.
We already know that there will only be 6 episodes for Series 10. We also know from tweets logged by Helen James Productions (@HelenJamesProd) that they are once again putting together extras for the Series 10 box set. We don’t know how will they be able to fit all 6 episodes and the Extras on two discs?!
On the brighter side
Now that Nicola is done with filming Spooks, it will free her up to accept other, possibly more interesting, projects. We would love to see her take on a comedy series next, as we all know, from Chalk [TV] and the Big Town All Stars [Audio] what a great comedic actress she can be. If we get to meet with her after a performance of Di and Viv and Rose [Stage] during its run, we will certainly grill her for more information on this subject.
In the meantime, got a comment (which you can leave below) about the passing of Spooks and/or what will happen to Harry and Ruth?
Update : 11 August 2011
By now, over 55 news outlets are carrying the press release about the end of Spooks. However, many of their reports are inaccurate. The BBC did not axe or cancel the show. Kudos made that decision alone, even though the BBC asked it to reconsider. There is a difference.
Then there is this pic from the Sun report. This photo is not available in the online version of the Sun article and comes to you courtesy of @crazycazzz.
Here is another version of that pic
What do you think? Hope for all the Harry and Ruth fans out there, or disinformation intended to soften the blow when the episodes actually air and we do not get the ending that we want?
Update : 12 August 2011
Jane Featherstone of Kudos was interviewed on BBC Breakfast this morning. For those of us who missed this programme, and for the non-UK based fans who may not have access to this show, the great Ian Wylie has prepared a transcript, complete with audio clip, and you can access it HERE.
As for the return of some likely old faces, the Sun was a little coy and simply included pics of Matthew MacFadyen (Tom) and Keeley Hawes (Zoe) in their article with a brief indication that some old faces might return. The Daily Mail is more open and came right out with “Hawes and MacFadyen are believed to have been invited back to reprise their roles in the final six episodes of the MI5 drama”. Meanwhile, the Telegraph seems to be labouring under some misapprehension that Lucas North (Richard Armitage) is still alive out there, somewhere.
Digital Spy has summed up fans’ reaction perfectly about the end of Spooks!
Update : 23 August 2011
@ianwylie posted the following tweets today :
Spooks 10 ep 1 is an assured return as Sir Harry’s final secrets begin to unfold. Thrilling opener ahead of The End.
For those asking, Spooks returns to BBC1 next month but exact date still under wraps and never certain until schedules are finalised.
Spoke to Peter Firth in April about the Spooks 10 revelations. Good to see Harry given some cracking script lines in ep 1.
Update : 24 August 2011
Cultbox has posted 10 lines of dialogue from the first episode of Series 10 of Spooks. They do not contain spoilers, and you may have a fun time guessing which Spooks characters delivered the lines in question. Don’t click on the link if you do not wish to know about these lines.
Update : 1 September 2011
taken from the Prime Focus World website
The BBC Programme Information page for week 38 announces that Series 10 will premiere sometime during the week from 17 – 23 September 2011, with the exact date and time to be announced. HERE is more information about the first episode – the description is a little spoilery so don’t click on that link if you do not wish to know what happens in episode 1.
Cultbox has previously tweeted that all official publicity photos for Series 10 are embargoed until 13 September 2011. Go to the Cultbox website NOW to vote for Nicola as UK cult TV’s sexiest female!
Update : 5 September 2011
Culbox has an exclusive interview with Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, the main scriptwriters for Series 10 of Spooks. Part 1 can be found HERE. The interview is relatively spoiler-free. Part 2 will be online on Friday, 9 September 2011.
We still don’t have an official airdate for episode 1 though the Cultbox website has a clip of the brief preview promo which ran on BBC TV as from Sunday.
Update : 7 September 2011
Finally, we have an official air date for episode 1 of Series 10, the last ever Spooks series. In their inimitable wisdom, the BBC is scheduling Spooks on Sunday nights, at 9 pm (starting from 18 September 2011), which puts it squarely against Series 2 of Downton Abbey airing on iTV at the same time. HERE is the Guardian article on this subject. The Press Association has something similar to say.
What do you think? Inspired scheduling, or the BBC not giving a damn that the last ever Spooks series might get killed in the ratings war between the two programmes?
Update : 9 September 2011
The second part of Cultbox’s exclusive interview with Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley can be found HERE.
HERE is the Radio Times’s thoughts on the scheduling of Spooks against Downton Abbey.
The Huffington Post UK is conducting a poll to see which show UK viewers will be watching come Sunday night, 18 September 2011. You can vote HERE.
Update : 10 September 2011
Thanks to ramblingscribe/HarryFan, here are :
the first teaser trailer for Spooks Series 10
and the first full trailer for Spooks S10
Getting proper excited about Series 10? I know that we are!
We shall now close this Post and start the proper Spooks Series 10 page, which you can access HERE.
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Scroll down the page for more updates on this matter.
We have stopped updating this Post now that it is clear that Series 10 will be transmitted in the UK in the week commencing 19 September 2011 and that this will be the last ever series of Spooks to be produced. Please read our companion Post for further updates on Spooks Series 10.
There will be a series 10 for Spooks.
We first became aware that this was a distinct possibility when Ian Wylie mentioned this in one of his tweets or blog posts on Spooks. The BBC held a press event in October at which they showcased to members of the press their new shows for the autumn and winter season. Ben Stephenson, head of BBC Drama, indicated at that function that Series 10 of Spooks will be commissioned.
The strongest confirmation that there will be a Series 10 of Spooks came at the end of episode 908 (which aired on BBC One on 8.11.2010) when this appeared on screen at the very end :
We believe that Series 10 is now in pre-production, and principal photography will take place between March and July 2011, followed by post production work, and the actual series will air sometime between September and November 2011.
Update : 9 December 2010
Nicola is expected to start work on Spooks Series 10 on 14 March 2011, i.e. the day after she finishes at the National Theatre in Season’s Greetings.
A French fan asked Nicola recently whether she would like her character, Ruth Evershed, to be Section Chief in Series 10. Nicola said, “oh yes, of course Ruth should be section chief, she doesn’t want Harry’s love … she wants to be out in the field …” She was only half joking (we think)!
Update : 7 February 2011
From Twitter, we hear that after recent a cast and crew screening of South Riding, an upcoming TV mini series in which Peter Firth has a small but important role, Peter told Ian Wylie that no firm decision has been made as to whether or not Series 10 will be the last series for Spooks, but he also added that one can never be sure with a show like Spooks. A few minutes later, Ian tweeted that “Spooks series 10 starts filming in March. My instinct (with NO inside info) is that it will be the last. But could be wrong.”
Update : 10 March 2011
From Twitter, we learn from exchanges of tweets between Sam Vincent (@smavincent), one of the Spooks scriptwriters, and other fans :
First read through of a Series 10 script took place today and it went OK
Nicola was in great form, very nice and funny as ever.
(In plain English, for those not familiar with production lingo – cast and crew will sit down to do a read through of a script before filming commences, they will work out which bits will work and which bits will not, the script writer then produces one or more (usually more) redrafts before shooting takes place. Frequently on Spooks, scripts will continue to be amended during the filming process.)
Update : 13 March 2011
From Twitter, we learn from an actor (@RussellBalogh) that he started filming a small part on Spooks Series 10 on Sunday, 13 March 2011.
Update : 1 April 2011
Ian Wylie has blogged about some casting changes for Series 10 which you can read HERE. Don’t read if you don’t want to be spoiled for what lies ahead in Series 10.
There has been more sightings of location filming reported via Twitter at the following places :
Canton Arms and Albert Square
a street in Bermondsey
a street somewhere made to look like 80s Germany, said the tweeter
Drury Lane / Covent Garden
New Wimbledon Theatre
outside an office block somewhere, Peter Firth was spotted
And this is all in addition to the indoor scenes being filmed at the Grid set at Bermondsey!
Update : 26 April 2011
From the Spooks Fan Blog comes a report of more location filming, this time over a few days at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Peckham. Apparently all the signs near the entrance to the hotel were changed to German signs, thus suggesting that the hotel was masquerading as a hotel in Germany. Spooks fans have been speculating that this might have something to do with a look into Harry’s past dealings in Germany.
Some casting spoilers from @ruther2 via Twitter :
You will see the names of some actors who have been cast in various roles in SpooksSeries 10 on THIS PAGE. Most of these are for minor roles except for one person who is described as playing the younger version of THIS CHARACTER. (Click on the “Television” tab.) Don’t click on these links if you do not want to be spoiled.
In addition, the IMDb Spooks page has been updated to show the names of directors for each of the 6 episodes that will make up Series 10. The Director for episodes 5 and 6 for Series 10 is interesting. He directed the very first two episodes of Series 1 and Series 2 and has been credited with creating the distinctive look and feel of Spooks.
Update : 5 May 2011
Over the past few months, there have been frequent sightings of Spooks filming in and around London which are reported on Twitter. Often, these tweets would be accompanied by photos of the crewing setting up a shot etc. We have not posted any of these photos, until now. Today, courtesy of @abby1412 on Twitter comes the first sighting of a Harry and Ruth bench scene being filmed. The location is somewhere along the Mall in London. Abby was told by the crew that this scene is for episode 3 of Series 10, which they think will screen sometime in either September or October 2011. See these pics for yourself. THANKS @abby1412 for letting us put these photos on this fansite.
Spooks crew setting up a shot at the Mall
Looks like Harry and Ruth on a bench along the Mall.
Update : 19 May 2011
Per @Quaiacom via Twitter, another Harry and Ruth sighting. This picture was taken by @Quaiacom this morning. They were filming by the side of the Thames. @Quaiacom said that it looked like Harry, Ruth and some other guy having an intense conversation, and then the other guy walked off, but Ruth and Harry stayed. According to Lady J on the Spooks Forum, the location is directly outside the National Theatre (on the South Bank) on the beach at low tide.
Here’s a pic of the same scene but taken from another angle. Thanks to Shiv11 for letting us use this pic.
Update : 19 May 2011(2)
Helen James Productions (@HelenJamesProd) announced via Twitter that they will be doing the Extras for the Series 10 DVD box set. Helen James Productions were also responsible for the two extra features which were included in the Series 9 DVD box set.
Update 8 June 2011
A Spooks fan flew all the way from Boston to London, specifically to see if she could find the Spooks team on location shooting. She was not disappointed. Here is an album of her photos and two short videos.
Many thanks to @kraysler for letting us put these on this fansite.
We subsequently found out that Nicola was not actually required for any scenes on that Sunday (5 June 2011) though she turned up to do interviews with Helen James Productions for the Series 10 DVD Extras! So that scene of Nicola walking away with Peter Firth is not actually a scene from Series 10.
Update 11 June 2011
Here’s more video from @kaysler
Update 12 June 2011
You can read a detailed report of @kraysler’s close encounters with the Spooks crew HERE.
Update 15 June 2011
Another great video taken by @kraysler during her recent trip to London, this time featuring the wonderful Nicola and one of the Spooks crew
Update 18 June 2011
Another video from @kraysler, this time with Nicola viewing some rushes with Chris Fry, the producer.
Update 11 August 2011
Please also read our companion Post on this subject.
On 28 February 2011, the entire Series 1 to 8 Region 2 DVD box sets for Spooks will be re-issued.
The company which used to produce the Spooks DVD box sets for Kudos was Contender Home Entertainment Group. Contender was taken over by E1 Entertainment Group (“E1″) in July 2007. Since existing stock of the old Spooks DVD box sets was getting low, we assume that E1 took this opportunity to re-issue the Series 1 to 8 box sets which now shows the new name of the Group which produced the box sets. We believe this is why in recent months, fans were unable to order old DVD box sets from vendors such as Amazon.
The good news is that the box sets are once again available to fans. The bad news is that most of the box sets will be re-issued at a new price of between £25.99 to £29.99. The lone exception being Series 1, which will be re-issued at a very reasonable £12.99. This is unfortunate since up until late 2010, one could still purchase Series 1 to 7 DVD box sets for Spooks at the very reasonable price of £11.99.
It would appear that no new artwork will be used for the re-issued DVD box sets. It is unlikely that the re-issued box sets will contain new or additional Extras. Features such as the episode commentaries would have been done at the time the show was filming and if an Extra isn’t already there, then it would be difficult to come up with it now, so many years after the fact. In addition, to request an actor to participate in an Extra, it would have been written into his contract. So again, if the requirement was not previously there, it would be highly unlikely for Kudos to renegotiate an old contract just so that an actor/actress is asked to come back and do more Extras.
One would hope that with the re-issued Series 1 to 8 box sets, they will take the trouble to re-do the navigation menus in the earlier series, which were not only clunky (remember that stupid spy having to break into the grid and no one knowing quite where to click in order to access a particular feature?) but looks very outdated by now. If you have trouble navigating the clunky menus or locating the Extras in the earlier series, checkout HERE.
The Spooks Series 9 DVD box set will be released by Universal Playback. You can read about that release HERE.
Update 27 February 2011
As of today, Series 1, 2, 3, 5 & 7 are selling on Amazon UK at £12.50, that is, more or less the same price before the re-issue. Better grab these whilst you ca, because the prices on Amazon go up and down like a yo-yo on a daily basis. £12.50 per series is a very reasonable price for 6 to 10 episodes of top quality writing and acting. Remember, the low prices only apply once you’ve checked out your shopping cart, not whilst the item remains in your shopping cart/wishlist.
Availability on Amazon UK
Here are the links to the re-issued box sets which are available on Amazon. If you click on these links and complete the purchase within a specified time, this fansite will earn a small commission which will be donated towards charity. Read about the Shop for Charity feature HERE.
Amazon UK has a short video, lasting about 1:06 minutes, which shows many cast members talking about Series 9. Once you’re on the Amazon webpage, click underneath the product image to bring up the video. It shows a brief glimpse of Nicola, in her dressing room, with Peter Firth, talking about the general tone of Series 9.
The UK/Region 2 DVD boxset of Series 9 is still on schedule to be released, in the UK, on 28 February 2011, and is listed at £25.99.
This post will be updated as more news about the DVD extras become available. For this Series, the DVD Extras are produced by Helen James Productions, and will include an analysis of Harry and Ruth’s relationship!
Update : 21 January 2011
From the CultBox website comes news of the Series 9 DVD extras and they include :
a feature called “The Cost of being a Spy”
a feature called “The Downfall of Lucas North” and
episode commentaries with Nicola Walker, executive producer Andrew Woodhead, Sam Vincent, Jon Brackley and writer Anthony Neilson
It is unclear from this report how many episodes will Nicola be providing a commentary.
Update : 5 February 2011
Universal Playback are doing the Spooks Series 9 DVD extras in conjunction with Helen James Productions. Its website has a page on Spooks which gives very brief cast biographies and episode guides for Series 9. The most interesting bits from this website are these photos :
taken from the Universal Playback website
And this photo :
taken from the Universal Playback website
which is the alternative shot for this photo, released by the BBC at the start of Series 9 back in September 2010 :
released by the BBC
Update : 24 February 2011
Access the CultBox webpage for more cast interviews HERE.
There has also been a rather unfavorable review of the Series 9 DVD box set from CultBox which you can read HERE. From this review, it would appear that Nicola will be providing commentary for only one episode.
Universal Playback has also created a brand new online game to coincide with the release of Series 9 on DVD on 28 February 2011. Apparently, becomeaspook.com features never-before seen footage from the Spooks cast. Have fun!
Update : 25 February 2011
New trailer to go with the DVD release on 28 February 2011
Update : 26 February 2011
From various lucky fans who have already received their copies of Series 9 from Amazon: Nicola provides audio commentary for episode 907, together with executive producer, Andrew Woodhead. As always, it is a most entertaining commentary.
Update : 27 February 2011
Thanks to Lady J on the Spooks forum, you can watch an interview with Richard Armitage and Nicola Walker, conducted by MSN, where they talk a little about Series 9 HERE.
Update : 1 March 2011
Here is the YouTube version of Nicola’s interview on MSN
HERE are screencaps of Nicola from that interview.
Nicola and Peter Firth did a short interview with Paris and George of Heart Radio which you can listen HERE.
There are interviews on CultBox and Digital Spy where Peter Firth talked about Spooks generally and Series 9 in particular.
Ruth on cover of Disk 2
Update 9 March 2011
Just noticed that my Region 2 DVD box set says on the back that the discs are both Regions 2 and 4 compatible! Aussie fans take note.
Update 11 March 2011
CultBox has a series of interviews with two Spooks scriptwriters, Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, about their experiences in writing for Series 9 and what might be in store for Series 10. Must read!
Update 1 April 2011
Region 1 DVD box set will be released on 12 July 2011, priced at US$27.99. Click on the link provided below to buy your copy from Amazon US and help us earn a small commission which will be donated to a charity to be nominated by Nicola.
HERE is a competition where you can win a copy of the Spooks S9 DVD box set which has been signed by Peter Firth and Nicola Walker. Good luck!
Buy Spooks Series 9 from Amazon UK
Buy MI5/Spooks Series 9 from Amazon US
To buy other series of Spooks in which Nicola appeared as a cast member, check out our Shop page.
Finally, after all these years, Kudos have included Nicola in a prominent position on the cover of a Spooks DVD Boxset – see the cover of the US Series 8 DVD boxset above. THANK YOU Kudos and the BBC! Though it does beg the question, why wasn’t Nicola included in the cover art for the UK/Region 2 release of Series 8 back in September 2010?
Being featured on the cover of the Region 1 DVD boxset will, we hope, raise Nicola’s profile with the US entertainment industry once more, i.e. amongst fans, US casting agents, writers and directors. Warner Brothers has recently invested US$100 million in the studios which they have been using for the Harry Potter series. This can only mean that there will be more US productions to be made in the UK. Quite independently of this investment, there are already many US movies, mini series and TV shows being filmed and produced in the UK at the moment. There has to be a part, or two or three, amongst all this activity for Nicola! The last time Nicola had such a high profile associated with a show was in the Touching Evil days.
Nicola was also on the cover of the Series 5 DVD boxset when it was released in the US. However, it was in a less prominent position and most of the other cast members were also featured. There are a number of other firsts for this US release :
Series 8 of MI-5 (as the show is known in the US) will be released in January 2011, which is way faster than any of the previous seven series has been released in the US and
Priced at US$27.99, this is much cheaper than the UK/Region 2 version which was released back in September and currently still priced at £25.69 on Amazon UK.
The UK/Region 2 DVD boxset of Series 8 had very little in terms of interesting DVD extras. Via a tweet from bccmee, it would appear that the same is true for the US/Region 1 DVD boxset of Series 8.
Here’s hoping that the Extras included with the DVD boxset for Series 9 will feature much more contribution from Nicola. It has to, since she consistently acted every one else off the screen in Series 9 😀
Buy Spooks Series 8 from Amazon US
Buy Spooks Series 8 from Amazon UK
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Ruth’s has had a thoroughly miserable time in Spooks Series 9 where her love life is concerned. Her relationship with Harry seems to have reached an impasse. We thought that perhaps Ruth ought to try online dating and to that end, we have put together this Online Dating Profile for Ms. Evershed, in the hope that she might get lucky, somewhere, somehow. What do you think, should she or shouldn’t she, reach out for someone else, that is?
Country of Origin : United Kingdom Location : London, England Gender : Female Age : 40 Hair colour : Dark brown Eye colour : Blue grey Height : 5’ 3” (1.6 m) Appearance : I have been described as someone who is not conventionally beautiful, but equally friends have described me as a true beauty Relationship status : Single Children : Ask me later Education : Postgraduate Occupation : Ask me later Income : Ask me later Ethnicity : White/Caucasian First language : English Other languages : Arabic, Farsi, Greek, French and recently, Chinese (Mandarin) Interests : watching movies from the golden age of Hollywood music, anything from classical to pop, as long as it has a tune Religion : Ask me later Drinking : Occasional glass of wine Personality traits : Intelligent, realistic, loyal, independent, sensible, thoughtful, trustworthy, faithful, generous, adventurous Pets : prefer cats, used to own one, may acquire another one dogs are alright too Lived abroad : Yes, in Europe, which I enjoyed immensely Looking for : Let’s see what happens
In her own words
I have recently come out of a rather intense relationship which ended badly; he died. I then threw myself into work – I am an analyst with one of the biggest security organizations in the world. Lately, my job has sort of overtaken my life and now I’m trying to get back on the bus and into the world of dating. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want a relationship, I do. But I’m not about to jump into one. I don’t jump into decisions at work and there’s no way I’ll jump into a relationship either. For now, I’m more interested in going out, having fun, and getting to know someone who will respect my job and all the time it requires of me. Occasionally, weird things happen to me because of my job; nothing that you should be afraid of, but just realize that if we get together, you’re in for a wild ride. I love funny guys who can hold me spellbound with a story or make me laugh until I cry. I also love creativity and passion. The right man should not only fascinate me but also bring out the best in me. We should push each other to be the greatest people we can be. If you’re comfortable in your own skin, have a strong sense of self and aren’t afraid to expose your flaws, I’m sure we’ll get along just fine. If it turns out that we make better friends, great, and if its more than that, then even better.
Her ideal match
Country of origin : Anywhere in the world Location : Anywhere in the world Gender : Male Age : Not important, but not too young Relationship status : single Appearance : not important Height : not important Smoking / Drinking : not important Children : not important Education : any Occupation : any Income : any Ethnicity : not important First language : any Other languages : any Religion : any
Personality traits : someone who is good at his job, has a mature outlook, a strong sense of morality but is not afraid of making a tough but perhaps questionable decision from time to time
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Sony TV in the UK (Sky channel 157 (+1 Sky 181), Virgin 193, BT 454 & Talk Talk 454) will be repeating Series 8 of Spooks starting on 12 May 2015 at 9 pm. Watch Nicola's magnificent performance as Ruth Evershed returns to the Grid.
We've got answers to your questions for Nicola! Read them on this Page.
After Episode 3.6 aired, the BBC announced that the show has been renewed for a Series 4. Woohoo!!!
9 January 2015 The Daily Mail has an exclusive interview with Dorothy, Sally Wainwright's mother, whose second marriage to Alec Walker inspired the show.
From Twitter comes news that Sally Wainwright gave a talk recently for the Overgate Hospice in Calderdale during which she revealed that Last Tango in Halifax is to be made into a film. How exciting. Nicola on the big screen. Yes!!!
For comprehensive coverage of all three series of the show :
Find trailer clips, script downloads, articles and reviews, fan reports of visits with Nicola and to Gillian's Farm and coverage of the 2013 BAFTA Awards when the show won!
Look under the Series 1 links and also find out "who is Alec Walker" to whom Series 1 is dedicated.
Other LTiH items
about US and French remakes
This Guardian article mentions that US actress/director Diane Keaton has acquired rights to do a US remake of this show.
It would appear that the French also wants their own version of this popular show. Digital Spy has this story.
Awards and Nominations
Nicola's first US Award nomination
Read all about it HERE.
2014 BAFTA TV Awards Fan report from the red carpet at the plus pics.
2013 Olivier Awards
Nicola won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award!!! For a full report, go HERE.
We also have exclusive pics of Nicola with her husband, Barnaby Kay, on the red carpet which you can find on this page.
Plus two fan reports from the red carpet : Emily's Report and Scarlett's Report.
Navigating Spooks DVD menus
Here is a handy guide to help you navigate the earlier Spooks DVD menus.
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The one where we tweet about latest news relating to Nicola
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