Movies and TV have made working in the secret service look like the swankiest, and most extravagantly fun job in the world. I mean, take James Bond, even if it is the most obvious example. I know I wouldn't mind being handed a martini every time I showed up to work, or getting to travel the world, or having every single woman I come across fall automatically in love with me. While they might be a world away from the reality, here are some of the best TV shows about MI5 and MI6, because if you're like me, then you're also hooked on TV's fantasy of the secret service.
Among this list you'll find old, new, and forgotten gems, with everything from Carey Mulligan serving up some espionage realness, to Sandra Oh getting way more invested in a case than she should. Even if they're not all filled with martinis, and bad guys stroking fluffy cats, there's something in here to fulfil every kind of spy fantasy. They range from the outrageous to the eerily real, so prepare yourself for some espionage escapism, because these shows are the best of the best. Whack on the telly, get into bed, and let's go undercover.