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First Air Date: May 5th, 2010
Last Air Date: February 28th, 2018
Created By: Chris Ryan
Star Casts: Daniel MacPherson, Alin Sumarwata, Roxanne McKee, Warren Brown
Aired On: Sky One
Episode Runtime: 45 minutes
Total Seasons: 6 Seasons
Total Episodes: 56 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: Sky One - Strike Back

Last Updated: Sun, 03 Jun 2018 21:56:25 +0000

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Strike Back


The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (3 Episodes)

1: Firearms Training

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2: Making of Strike Back Project Dawn

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3: Scott vs Igor Fight

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Chris Ryan's Strike Back (6 Episodes)

1: Iraq: Part One - Aired: 2010-05-05

Still haunted by the memory of a disastrous Special Forces mission which he led in 2003, John Porter is given an opportunity to redeem himself by returning to Iraq to rescue a kidnapped TV reporter.

2: Iraq: Part Two - Aired: 2010-05-05

After locating the terrorist safe house Katie is being held in, Porter is also taken prisoner, and Hugh Collinson and a team at Section 20 have to act quickly before it is too late.

3: Zimbabwe: Part One - Aired: 2010-05-12

Collinson sends Porter undercover to Zimbabwe on a mission to break a former British soldier who was involved in a political assassination out of a high-security Harare jail.

4: Zimbabwe: Part Two - Aired: 2010-05-12

Porter and Masuku become the hunted as a bushman tracker leads the relentless Zimbabwean authorities after them, and Layla Thompson becomes increasingly aware of the tension that exists between Porter and Collinson.

5: Afghanistan: Part One - Aired: 2010-05-19

When a hacker interferes with air support causing a British missile to hit American forces, Porter is assigned the mission to find the man responsible, a former guidance engineer who was dismissed from the army. However, Porter is kidnapped and taken to a Taliban camp.

6: Afghanistan: Part Two - Aired: 2010-05-19

Porter's life is in danger when he finds himself trapped in a rebels' base in Pakistan. When he manages to escape, he learns that Hugh Collinson, the man he blames for the fatal hostage extraction of 2003, has arrived in Afghanistan to meet him for a final showdown.

Project Dawn (10 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2011-08-12

British sergeant Michael Stonebridge recruits help from Ex-Delta Force operative Damien Scott when an agent named John Porter is kidnapped by a Pakistani terrorist. The two then uncover clues to a possible terrorist attack at a New Delhi hotel and they race there to foil it.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2011-08-19

An Indian general decides to hold off on the assault on a New Delhi hotel that has been under siege when he learns that Scott and Stoneridge are in the hotel and they have ID'd the weapons scientist known as Mahmood.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2011-09-02

Section 20 tracks Latif to South Africa, when a former IRA terrorist Daniel Connolly, targets a weapons-system designer. Scott switches places with a computer hacker and finds himself being lured into a dangerous honey trap.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2011-09-09

Scott manages to pass Connolly's explosive test and works on bypassing a security code. Bratton contacts Marshall.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2011-09-16

There is trouble looming for Claire. Scott and Stonebridge attempt to locate a global arms dealer.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2011-09-23

Grant travels to Khartoum when Sinclair and Scott are arrested. Clare is offered a choice by Tahir of either death or starting a new life as his partner. Stonebridge blames himself for Kate's death/ Crawford reveals that Latif has embedded a spy at the top of Western intelligence but refuses to reveal the person's identity until Clare is returned alive.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2011-09-30

An MI6 agent called John Allen ends up takeing Stonebridge and Scott from Vienna on a dangerous mission to Kosovo.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2011-10-07

In Kosovo, Stonebridge, Scott and four hostages find themselves in dire straits after being double-crossed by KFOR soldiers and the drug lord Hasani.

9: Episode 9 - Aired: 2011-10-14

Scott and Stonebridge head to Chechnya to track down Latif and a stockpile of chemical weapons.

10: Episode 10 - Aired: 2011-10-21

In the season finale, Stonebridge and Scott are in a race against time to find a pair of suicide bombers targeting Budapest.

Vengeance (10 Episodes)

1: Episode One - Aired: 2012-08-17

Damian Scott is sent to Mogadishu, Somalia to rescue British diplomats after they are kidnapped by warlord Huseyin Waabri. Meanwhile Michael Stonebridge adapts to his new career outside Section 20.

2: Episode Two - Aired: 2012-08-17

Scott learns that one of the hostages is a high-ranking military intelligence operative and that Waabri is planning to sell nuclear devices in South Africa.

3: Episode Three - Aired: 2012-08-24

Scott and Stonebridge track down a radical Islamic cleric in order to recover the nuclear devices, but are sidetracked by a CIA air strike and hostile locals.

4: Episode Four - Aired: 2012-08-31

Scott and Stonebridge prepare for an attack by Al Qaeda while holed up in an Algerian farmhouse with the nomad leader and the wounded courier. Meanwhile, back at headquarters, Dalton is called on the carpet for her relationship with the courier.

5: Episode Five - Aired: 2012-09-07

The trail of the missing nuclear triggers leads to Cape Town, South Africa, where kidnappers abduct the children of an expatriate munitions expert to force him to cooperate.

6: Episode Six - Aired: 2012-09-14

Stonebridge seeks revenge on Craig Hanson after he turns up in Cape Town, South Africa. Meanwhile, Scott reconnects with a Mossad agent who's been following their case, but with a different set of orders; Knox hustles Evans to a secret installation and explains how he intends to turn his country into a world power.

7: Episode Seven - Aired: 2012-09-21

Knox extricates a political leader from a Zimbabwe prison, and the unit tries to catch up with the escapee by tracking his activist daughter.

8: Episode Eight - Aired: 2012-09-28

Unrest spreads after the assassination attempt on political leader Lutulu, while Stonebridge questions the shooter in an isolated police station and looks for a safe way out.

9: Episode Nine - Aired: 2012-10-05

Knox plans on unloading nuclear bombs into politically unstable African nations, while Matlock reveals why he joined Knox.

10: Episode Ten - Aired: 2012-10-12

In order to stop Knox, Scott comes to Bryant for assistance. Meanwhile Stonebridge has trouble focusing on the mission as he is bent on revenge. Section 20 get assistance from South African police to stop Knox's plot.

Shadow Warfare (10 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2013-08-09

Enjoying a long-deserved vacation, Scott and Stonebridge are recalled after a fellow Section 20 member dies while pursuing the elusive terrorist al-Zuhari in Beirut. A new lead sends them into the remote jungles of Colombia in pursuit of a known associate of al-Zuhari’s and deep in territory controlled by a powerful drug cartel.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2013-08-16

Out of options and hunted by the resourceful cartel, Section 20 goes for a longshot and attempts an assault in downtown Bogota, hoping to obtain intel on one of al-Zuhari’s key people. Meanwhile, Dalton looks for the source that exposed her team in Beirut, but discovers a surprising ally and a piece of al-Zuhari’s plan.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2013-08-23

Although they are uncertain of others’ loyalties, the team must work with an asset in Beirut to get a lead on James Leatherby, a dangerous and unpredictable operative with ties to al-Zuhari.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2013-09-06

Section 20 attempts a risky rescue for a potential new ally. Now veering close to the edge, but determined to find the truth, Dalton goes AWOL with a detainee.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2013-09-13

While recovering from a shocking turn of events, Section 20 faces a different threat: a new enemy joining forces with an old one. Locke draws Kamali in closer to the team. Scott looks for an old friend, while Stonebridge gets closer to a new one.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2013-09-20

Section 20 is torn between devoting their resources to the mission or saving one of their own. Stonebridge's health continues to affect him in the field. Al-Zuhari's network moves forward quickly, striking close. Kamali explains why yet another threat is emerging.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2013-09-27

The team tracks stolen property to Russia, where Scott and Stonebridge continue their side careers as "outlaws." As Stonebridge's health continues to deteriorate, they discover new mysteries about a piece of Al-Zuhari's plan. Kamali worries that his cover identity may not hold.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2013-10-04

Scott looks for an escape from Black Bear Prison, while Locke becomes suspicious of Kamali. The team races to locate Stonebridge, whose condition grows more dire when he encounters Al-Zuhari's plan firsthand. Continuing his vendetta, Ulyanov closes in on Scott and Stonebridge.

9: Episode 9 - Aired: 2013-10-11

Scott and Stonebridge try to keep their promise to protect Ester; Richmond and Martinez follow an Al-Zuhari associate; the team sets out to stop an infiltrator before he reaches a populated area.

10: Episode 10 - Aired: 2013-10-18

Scott and Stonebridge face a new pivotal player in Al-Zuhari's plan, and with an imminent attack looming, the team resorts to questionable measures, sparking conflict within the unit.

Legacy (10 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2015-06-03

The daughter of Thailand's British ambassador is kidnapped, so Stonebridge, Scott and the rest of the team sign up for another do-or-die trying adventure.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2015-06-10

Section 20 try to track down the real culprits behind the embassy attack, starting with getting information from gangster Ray McQueen.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2015-06-17

Locke works out that his long-time friend is working with the dangerous Yakuza and Office 39. Scott needs protect his son after they find themselves enemy fire.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2015-06-24

Scott has a serious talk with his son whilst the rest of Section 20 form an uneasy alliance with a couple of CIA mercenaries as they go after Shiro and Mei Foster.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2015-07-01

Scott and Stonebridge make a major mistake and fall into the clutches of North Korean agent Li-Na, leaving Locke having to defy orders to get them out.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2015-07-08

Scott and Stonebridge make a major mistake and fall into the clutches of North Korean agent Li-Na, leaving Locke having to defy orders to get them out.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2015-07-15

The battle with Li-Na is now in Europe, as Section 20 look for a way to get back on her trail. Locke ends up getting an unexpected chance to confront his nemesis.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2015-07-22

The team find out that Li-Na is planning to mount a nuclear attack in Europe. Locke puts himself in the firing line after he neglects the mission in order to avenge his son's murder.

9: Episode 9 - Aired: 2015-07-29

Locke takes Section 20 off the radar, as they defy Whitehall to travel to Geneva where he is convinced that Li-Na and Kwon are preparing to attack the United Nations HQ.

10: Episode 10 - Aired: 2015-07-29

Scott and Stonebridge head out for a final showdown with Li-Na, in an effort to avenge Richmond’s death and save Locke’s career and their own lives before a bomb goes off in Europe.

Retribution (10 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2017-10-31

A dangerous terrorist is on the loose and it's up to Section 20 to find him.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2017-11-07

Section 20 start to close in on terrorist Omair Idrisi and his wife Jane Lowry, but the team is forced to extract devious arms dealer Morgan Ives from Libya.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2017-11-14

As Jane Lowry surfaces in Budapest, Mac and Wyatt are forced to go undercover to infiltrate a dangerous group of white supremacists that has something she needs.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2017-11-21

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5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2017-11-28

Section 20 must stop Lowry and Dr Markov from making and unleashing a deadly chemical weapon. In desperate need of intel, Novin infiltrates a drug lord's home.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2018-01-31

Lowry calls on a young jihadi to unleash the deadly gas in a busy airport, while Reynolds is forced to make a life-defining decision as Section 20 races to prevent the attack.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2018-02-07

It’s Section 20 vs Jane Lowry in a race to get to Omair Idrisi. It’s a mission that hurls comms officer Jensen into extreme danger.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2018-02-14

Jensen starts to delve into Project Tenebrae, while Mac and Wyatt head to the black site where Idrisi is imprisoned to break him out before Lowry gets to him.

9: Episode 9 - Aired: 2018-02-21

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10: Episode 10 - Aired: 2018-02-28

Section 20 are desperate to clear their names. And to do so, they hatch a big and wreckless plan.