Liam Rudden: The further adventures of Harry

Peter Firth and Kit Harington. Pic: PA
Peter Firth and Kit Harington. Pic: PA
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HARRY is back! Last week, courtesy of a special advanced screening hosted by Pinewood Studios, I had a chance to revisit one of my favourite TV shows on the big screen... Spooks.

Transferring popular TV shows to the ‘silver’ screen has always been a risky business. There’s a temptation to fiddle with the formula that made it such a success in the first place. Thankfully, Spooks: The Greater Good avoids that, never forgetting its TV origins - as they say, ‘if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.’

In this tale of an escaped terrorist, London has never looked more magnificent and Harry has never been ‘more Harry-like’ - cold, detached and haunted.

Spooks: The Greater Good tells the story of charismatic terrorist Adam Qasim. When he escapes from MI5 custody during a routine handover, the Head of Counter Terrorism, Sir Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) - is blamed.

Disgraced and forced to resign, no-one’s surprised when Harry disappears one night off a bridge into the Thames...

With MI5 on its knees and facing controversial reform, former officer Will Crombie (Kit Harington) is brought back to uncover the truth they feared – Harry’s still alive. He’s gone rogue, and needs Will’s help.

Bloody, brutal, and with breathing-taking aerial photography, this is a no-holds-barred tale of duplicity in which the explosions are bigger, the moral maze more twisted and the surprises unexpectedly welcome.

Peter Firth and Kit Harington, pictured, are on fine form in what is a gripping thriller from start to finish and one that is sure to live up to fans expectations.

Read the movie review in tomorrow’s Evening News