The BEST episodes of Spooks: Code 9

Every episode of Spooks: Code 9 ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Spooks: Code 9!

London has been evacuated following a nuclear blast and the country's power base has shifted north. Thames House is gone and regional MI5 Field Offices have sprung up in its place. Are six young new recruits tough, moral and clever enough to protect Britain's future?

Last Updated: 9/8/2023Network: BBC ThreeStatus: Ended
Second Bombing
57 votes

#1 - Second Bombing

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/7/2008

Charlie is convinced that Abid Malik can lead him to the MI5 traitor and prevent a second bomb attack. Vik and Rob are sent under cover to Camp Windsmere to break him out.

Directors: Toby Haynes
Writer: Jack Lothian
Bank Heist
57 votes

#2 - Bank Heist

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/31/2008

Drama series set in 2013 and centred around a northern-based MI5 team. A bank heist by eco terrorists, involving a 16-year-old suicide bomber, leads the team to uncover a secret deal between the British government and a Korean billionaire. Will the team be able to free the hostages and stop the terrorists from completing their deadly mission? Charlie speaks to the British scientist wrongly imprisoned for the London attack and discovers there may be a second nuclear bomb.

Directors: Toby Haynes
Radiation Drugs
60 votes

#3 - Radiation Drugs

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/17/2008

Jez and Kylie go under cover on a notorious housing estate to investigate a scam involving the sale of counterfeit radiation sickness medication. Police officers question Rob about the death of a fellow medical student at the time of the London bomb. Rachel and Charlie try to uncover the identity of the traitor within MI5.

Directors: Mat Whitecross
Writer: Ben Schiffer
57 votes

#4 - Leak

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/24/2008

The horrific murder of two MI5 informants lead the team to discover a leak at a government-run Missing Person's Scheme. The race is on to find the source of the corruption and stop the killings before they escalate. Rachel goes undercover to find further information on the MI5 cover up and learns a British scientist may have been wrongly imprisoned for his part in the bomb plot.

Directors: Mat Whitecross
86 votes

#5 - Hack

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/10/2008

Hackers use the state Emergency Communications System to broadcast what they claim to be video footage of dead prison inmates. When MI5 denounces the broadcast as a hoax, terrorists set off a series of false alerts. Mathematician Charlie suspects MI5 activity is related to the London bombing.

Directors: Brendan Maher
92 votes

#6 - Assassination

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/10/2008

Ex-police officer Rachel runs her first undercover operation as Field Office 19 investigates the activities of a couple of suspected arms dealers. When Field Office Leader Hannah is notified of a Prime Ministerial visit, she suspects an assassination plot, but will the team find the hitman in time?

Directors: Brendan Maher
Writer: Cal Bedford