“BBC iPlayer is playing a vital role in these unprecedented times, not only allowing people to catch up on the latest news but also giving them a place to escape into a great series of their choice.” – Dan McGolpin, controller of programming and BBC iPlayer
First airing on the BBC in 2002, the BAFTA-winning series follows the tense and thrilling adventures of the security services at MI-5, as they race against time to shut down imminent threats to national security. Famous for its revolving cast and shocking twists and turns, many stars of British TV made their names with turns in Spooks across its ten series, including Keeley Hawes, Matthew MacFayden, David Oyelowo, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones, Hermione Norris and Richard Armitage.
In the coming weeks, many more box sets will be coming back to iPlayer. This includes every episode of comedy sketch series French and Saunders, including every special, and every episode of cold case crime drama Waking the Dead, both of which come to iPlayer on 26th March.
BBC iPlayer will also be adding every episode of political spy thriller The Honourable Woman, starring Maggie Gyllenhall, and every episode of Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh as the eponymous detective. Also coming to iPlayer are all editions of missing person drama The Missing, plus the full series of its spin off show Baptiste.
Also coming to iPlayer is family drama The A-Word, about how a family cope when a five year old boy is diagnosed with autism.
“We’re delighted to add to the rich mix that is already on offer with the complete series of Spooks, French And Saunders, The Honourable Woman, Wallander and more. This complements other recent additions like Line Of Duty, Torchwood, Years And Years and The Cry.” – Dan McGolpin, controller of programming and BBC iPlayer
iPlayer Box Sets
- Spooks – all episodes – 19th March
- Waking The Dead – all episodes – 26th March
- French And Saunders – all episodes – 26th March
- Wallander – all episodes – 30th March
- The Honourable Woman – all episodes – 30th March
- The Missing – all episodes – 31th March
- Baptiste – all episodes – 31th March
- The A-Word – series 1 & 2 – 9th April