TV Series | | Action, Comedy, Crime
Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative... See full summary »
During the 1984 Libyan Embassy siege, crowds of protesters surrounded the British Embassy in Libya, chanting, "Down with CI5!", unaware that it was a fictional organization, and the name of the British Secret Service is actually MI5.
Anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I've got special men - experts from the army, the police, from every service - these are The Professionals.
William Bodie and Raymond Doyle refer to each other as "Bodie" and "Doyle." Agents that have been paired together would be more informal than that and be on a first-name basis.
The Season 1 episodes were originally shown with an opening title sequence which included scenes of Bodie and Doyle on an assault course, intercut with a stopwatch. However for repeats and DVD release, the more familiar Season 2-5 title sequence which started with car crashing through a plate glass window was retro-fitted onto the Season 1 episodes.