I'd almost given up on terrestrial TV, when news came through that series 7 of SPOOKS will begin on BBC1 on 27th October at 9.00pm. The opening episode (1 of 8) is a two-parter, which will conclude the following evening, and concerns the kidnapping of a British soldier by an al-Qaeda cell who demand the cancellation of Remembrance Sunday in return for his release. Richard Armitage joins the cast for this series, playing an agent who has been held in a Russian prison for the past 8 years, and it will be interesting to see how this strand develops. As part of this series was shot in Russia, viewers can expect echoes of the Cold War, and a flavour of the old spy thrillers of the '60s. There has been a rumour doing the rounds that one of the major players here may well be leaving the series with a bang. All will be revealed over the coming weeks, so settle on the edge of your seat and prepare to be enthralled by another slice of one of our finest shows.