Awhile back I got ahold of "The Sandbaggers", a 3-season, 20-episode BBC production made during 1978-80 portraying the "special ops" section of the British intellegence community.

It's not constant scene-by-scene shoot 'em ups, but there is a lot of intrigue to the plots. Includes some good action here and there though, and a few segments are filmed in some interesting parts of the world. Also gives some unique aspects of the intellegence culture and political climate of the time.

I got into it but maybe not for everybody. Anybody else seen it? If not, might be worth a look.

See: http://www.opsroom.org/