Discussion in Standpoint of how spy thrillers in the Noughties dealt with every enemy spies might have been fighting except the enemy they actually were fighting.
“For connoisseurs of the issue-avoiding thriller, however, nothing beats Spooks. The real MI5 deals with radical Islam almost to the exclusion of all other threats. The BBC’s fictional MI5 deals with every threat except radical Islam. I appreciate there are better ways to spend my time, but every week I am transfixed by the effort the corporation puts into steering clear of al-Qaeda.”