After ten years of undercover scenarios ripped from the headlines and our deepest fears, MI-5 is coming to a close, with its last season currently airing opposite Downton Abbey in the UK. Many of the long-time followers of MI-5 have wondered whether this season will at long last bring the relationship between Harry (Peter Firth) and Ruth (Nicola Walker) to a satisfactory resolution. Security remains high on that front, but we did find this tidbit in Radio Times:
“The romance was never scripted,” admits Firth. “It was her and I flirting in takes, holding looks too long, lingering over lines. The writers picked up on that and it just grew from there. Nicola Walker, who plays Ruth, is a bit unpredictable – you never know what she’s going to do – but she’s an utter joy to play alongside.”
To commemorate the series history, the MI-5: Volume 10 DVD extras include Top Ten MI-5 Moments chosen by the cast and crew and Harry’s Game, devoted to MI-5’s most constant character. Look for the DVD earlier next year.