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MI5 was a branch of the British government's intelligence division.


20th century[]

Major Wheatley worked for MI5 during World War II. He became concerned for Winston Churchill's mental health after he saw a large black dog on an evening walk. He later arrested the Tenth Doctor as a Nazi spy. (AUDIO: Hounded)

In 1964, MI5 believed that the new Prime Minister Harold Wilson was a Soviet spy. (AUDIO: State of Emergency)

In the 1970s, the Security Service was one of the agencies which had its funding reduced by the British government. (PROSE: Where the Heart Is)

Veronica Halliwell was the head of MI5 in 1997. She was ordered to shut down a publishing company which had released an exposé on UNIT. (PROSE: The Dying Days) The following year, Halliwell was assassinated by the Voracians. Her death was investigated by Harry Sullivan, now Deputy Director of the organisation. Michael Hanson, the acting director, had been modified into a cyborg by the Voracians to serve as their agent. (PROSE: System Shock) In 1999, Harry Sullivan still remained in the organisation. (PROSE: Millennium Shock)

21st century[]

On 26 March 2005, Yvonne Hartman, the leader of Torchwood One, told the Cardiff councillor Helen Evans that she was a member of M15. (AUDIO: One Rule)

In 2006, Margaret Blaine, whom Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen killed and used as a bodysuit, was a member of MI5. (TV: Aliens of London)

When the 456 contacted the British government again in September 2009, Floor 13 of Thames House, served as the location of a 456 ambassador transported to Earth for negotiations. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Four) When Jack Harkness announced that humanity would fight, the ambassador released a virus into the air of Thames House, now hermetically sealed electronically so that the virus could not escape. Many, if not all, of MI5 in the building died from the virus. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Five)

In October 2009, after the destruction of the Torchwood Hub, the director of MI5 met with other department heads to discuss how to handle the situation. MI6 and MI5 were exploring the possible buyers for the alien technology gathered from the Hub. (PROSE: Long Time Dead)

Minor references[]

MI5 knew of the plan to kidnap the American envoy, though not that the Cybermen and Daleks had worked it out together. (AUDIO: The Ultimate Adventure)

Clara Oswald assumed the role of a member of MI5 using the psychic paper. (TV: Flatline)

Annie, an alien bounty hunter, also pretended to be a member of MI5. (AUDIO: And You Will Obey Me)

Carys Fletcher mistook Torchwood Three for the organisation. (TV: Day One)

Behind the scenes[]

Information from invalid sources[]

Sophie Collins worked for MI5.[1] (NOTVALID: UNIT Conferences)


  1. Mispelled as M15.