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Glossary: S
First Air Date: May 5th, 2010
Last Air Date: April 17th, 2020
Created By: Chris Ryan
Star Casts: Warren Brown, Daniel MacPherson, Alin Sumarwata
Aired On: Sky One, Cinemax
Episode Runtime: 45 minutes
Total Seasons: 8 Seasons
Total Episodes: 76 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: Sky One - Strike Back

Last Updated: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:31:38 +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: 2011-08-26

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

Things aren't looking good for Mac. He's blown his cover and is now facing certain death. Donovan digs into Zarin's past... and she doesn't like what she learns.

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

Locked, loaded and set to resume their high-stakes mission, Section 20 are back. And they've got a big problem on their hands.

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. Contains sexual scenes.

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

Watch out for a massive twist as Jensen digs into Project Tenebrae. Things don't go to plan for Mac and Wyatt as they storm a black site in search of Idrisi.

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

The team run into trouble as they race to get Idrisi back across Europe. The surprises keep coming as they learn the truth about Jensen and Project Tenebrae.

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.

Revolution (10 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2019-01-25

Reuniting for what they think is a routine "cleanup" exercise in Malaysia, Gracie Novin, Samuel Wyatt and Thomas "Mac" McAllister learn that a British operative in possession of intel about a downed Russian plane has been killed in Kuala Lumpur.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2019-02-01

Section 20 forges an uneasy alliance with Zarkova in hopes of tracking down a stolen nuclear warhead in Kuala Lumpur; the group grows frustrated when Police Inspector Amy Leong pulls them off the job after a false alarm.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2019-02-08

Section 20's search for the missing nuclear warhead leads them to India, where three scientists have been kidnapped by a militant; the team gains valuable intel on Anjali Vartak, a rich Hindu with a personal vendetta against Muslims.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2019-02-15

As Wyatt is tortured by Vartak's henchmen, Mac presses her corrupt lawyer to hand over an encrypted hard drive that might hold clues to the whereabouts of a pair of "nuclear suitcases."

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2019-02-22

Following a high-speed jungle ambush in Myanmar, the suitcase nukes end up in the hands of a brutal Rwandan drug lord with a jealous streak; Colonel Beshnov, the Russian Alpha Group leader, surprises Pavel with a revelation about Zarkova.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2019-03-01

Novin and Zarkova find themselves at the mercy of corrupt police, while Mac and Wyatt take temporary refuge in a local village; Coltrane finally learns the location of the suitcase nukes, but the revelation comes at a high price.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2019-03-08

As Wyatt convalesces, Coltrane, Mac and Novin embark on a covert, 24-hour mission inside Russia to extract an FSB analyst with potentially vital information. Katrina questions Pavel's true identity, but chooses to stand by her commanding officer.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2019-03-15

Coltrane defends his decision to go rogue with S20. After tailing Hassan and the nuclear suitcase to a deserted shopping mall in Jakarta, Wyatt and Novin face down threats from Komodo soldiers and, later, Colonel Aldo and his insurgents.

9: Episode 9 - Aired: 2019-03-22

In pursuit of Pavel, Section 20 clashes with two other Russian renegades, Natasha Petrenko and Artem Orlov, as they attempt to purchase sophisticated software designed to short-circuit a ghost satellite containing precious cargo.

10: Episode 10 - Aired: 2019-03-29

Section 20 faces an ultimate dilemma as it battles Pavel and his team of Russian turncoats for keys to Soviet-era missiles thought to have been destroyed years earlier.

Vendetta (10 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2020-02-14

Section 20 are thrown back into combat when a rescue mission unleashes a conspiracy. Series eight of the action-chocked Sky original.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2020-02-21

A double cross turns an already dangerous mission deadly as Section 20 board an enemy-packed train to stop the bioweapon's sale.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2020-02-28

The team run into an old ally as they're thrown headlong into a dangerous race to stop the cyberweapon falling into Jihadist hands.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2020-03-06

Novin is in danger, but saving their soldier isn't Section 20's only mission. The enemy is closing in on the cyberweapon. Fast.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2020-03-13

The team race to stop Zayef from terrorist attack that could kill thousands. For Mac, the mission has never been more personal.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2020-03-20

Mac's life outside of the army might seem happy, but the emotional strain of what happened in Munich starts to take a heavy toll.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2020-03-27

Section 20 are sent on a military mission to Bosnia to grab a jihadi financier who could lead them to Zayef Hajdari.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2020-04-03

Section 20 successfully destroys the Albanian Mafia's weapons stash, but can they get the truth out of Zayef before it's too late?

9: Episode 9 - Aired: 2020-04-10

CIA agent Carolyn Fortier convinces Section 20 to bring in their soldier alive, but the mission goes wrong when Russian forces arrive.

10: Episode 10 - Aired: 2020-04-17

It's never been more personal. Section 20 embark on their final-ever mission as they fight to stop Arianna Demachi's plans in Europe.